Saturday, October 22, 2016

Well, because the only thing that matters to the left is "Thomas is off the reservation!"

which is how we wind up with a clown like George Takei calling Clarence Thomas 'a clown in blackface'.
But if the measure of judicial accomplishment is the number and quality of opinions a justice writes — and not the questions he rattles off during oral arguments — then by that measure, Thomas is among the most impressive justices: He has now written more than 500 opinions, many of them contributing new and painstakingly researched analysis. His opinions in United States v. Lopez, McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission and McDonald v. City of Chicago are just some examples from the illustrious list. He has also demonstrated the fortitude to hold true to his jurisprudential principles in the face of withering attacks.

Mainly, though, it’s that Thomas, throughout his career, never wavered from a set of principles that many liberals don’t think a black man can legitimately hold. He believes in individual rights, not group rights, a view enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. He opposes racial preferences both because they are bad policy and because they have no basis in the Constitution. Thomas held those views long before he arrived on the court, but they have been powerfully expressed in many of his opinions.
And those opinions drive the left (further) into insanity.


Gary Griffin said...

Justice Thomas is obviously a brilliant jurist who understands the meaning and intent of both the Constitution and the Declaration of Indepence. Not a brilliant black man, but a brilliant American.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks he's a constitutionalist is sadly mistaken. He's never seen a violation to the 4th amendment he didn't like. Also look up Morse v. Fredrick. It was the Bong Hits 4 Jesus case. Quote: Thomas wrote, "In my view, the history of public education suggests that the First Amendment, as originally understood, does not protect student speech in public schools."