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8 Quotes Common Sense by Justice Clarence Thomas

Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 9, 2014

Clerance ThomasClarence Thomas, born in Savannah Georgia, came from humble beginnings.  Thomas obtained his undergraduate degree at the College of the Holy Cross and his law degree from Yale Law School.  His professional career includes being the working in private practice, Assistant Attorney General in Missouri, a legislative assistant to a US Senator, being Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education, serving as chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission, a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for DC, and since 1991 an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court.

While Thomas’s credentials speak for themselves, he has been the target of attacks and racism from the Left.  During his 1991 Supreme Court justice confirmation hearing, Thomas was accused by Anita Hill of making sexual comments in the workplace.  This accusation caused quite a stir during those hearings.  Even assuming the claim’s accuracy, it is interesting to compare the Left’s reactions to their muted response when female co-workers women have been mistreated by high-profile liberals, including the Kennedys and Bill Clinton.

Thomas believes in a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution with a conservative bent.  It is these views that have made him a target for the Left’s vicious attacks.  Nothing causes more fear in the Left than people of color and women who do not believe they need the protection of the liberal establishment in order to make it in America.  It is that fear that drives their hatred towards Clarence Thomas, the late Margaret Thatcher, and so many other African-Americans and women who dare to go against liberal dogma.

Below are eight quotes from Justice Clarence Thomas that help show the logic intellect of the man.

1. “To define each of us by our race is nothing short of a denial of our humanity.”

2. “My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school.  To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Georgia, to go to a white (Catholic) school.  Rarely did the issue of race come up.”

3. “I don’t believe in quotas.  America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.”

4. “The black people I knew came from different places and backgrounds – social, economic, even ethnic- yet the color of our skin was somehow supposed to make us identical in spite of our differences.  I didn’t buy it.  Of course we had all experienced racism in one way or another, but did that mean that we had to think alike?”

5. “Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something.  Everybody is sensitive.  If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d still be in Savannah.”

6. “Every person in this room has endured a slight.  Every person. Somebody has said something that has hurt their feelings or did something to them — left them out.”

7. “The absolute worst I have ever been treated, the worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, are by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.”

8. “Why do you think I get in so much controversy?  People have a model of what they think a black person should think.”

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2 Responses to “8 Quotes Common Sense by Justice Clarence Thomas”

  1. John said

    Yes, there is no doubt that the good Justice is also a good Conservative. No doubt at all! My gripe with the SCOTUS is not in the race or ethnic heritage of the justices but in the fact I see it as desiring to become the actual “Executive” branch of the government and getting into enough power to make the Laws rather than being satisfied with simply interpreting the laws. This, in my humble opinion, would be a worthy ambition for the obstructionist and intransigent Right Wing in America.

    • Thanks for your comments that I am in total agreement with. An over-active judiciary is a danger to our democracy. That is why I favor justices (judges) like Thomas who tend to follow a strict interpretation of the Constitution.

      Just as dangerous as activist judges is an executive branch that over reaches and abuses its constitutional authority. That is the current goings-on with our president. However, an overreaching executive branch and overly activist judges are the responsibility of an ineffectual legislative branch of government that seeds power to both. Our founding fathers understood and warned us of these dangers.

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