Beautifully written by Clarence Thomas. (And to think Senator Biden was a part of the high-tech lynching (or Borking) of Thomas)...
Shame on you Democrats!!
Justice Thomas is a brilliant man. It makes me fighting mad to hear the disparaging comments the yapping lap dogs in the ‘media’ make about his intelligence.
I wish he would speak out more often.
Far and away my favorite justice.
Barack Obama, “Ask not what your country can do for you, just stand back and watch what I’m about to do for you! You poor dears have waited long enough! I have a dream...”
And I have a nightmare...
Let me put it this way; there are really only two ways to interpret the Constitution -- try to discern as best we can what the framers intended or make it up. No matter how ingenious, imaginative or artfully put, unless interpretive methodologies are tied to the original intent of the framers, they have no more basis in the Constitution than the latest football scores. To be sure, even the most conscientious effort to adhere to the original intent of the framers of our Constitution is flawed, as all methodologies and human institutions are; but at least originalism has the advantage of being legitimate and, I might add, impartial.
by the way, I originally read this article from a link at realclearpolitics.com. It was posted as counterweight to Powell's endorsment of B.H.O.
The US Constitution does not legitimize political parties. Could it be that parties as instruments of government are actually unconstitutional? I believe they are; that they have no business conducting elections, voter registration, or many other functions that the parties have corrupted.
A veiled reference to Obama's "spread the wealth" pronouncement.
What an excellent reflection on the Constitution, the role of judges, etc. One of the terrible things about what they did to Clarence Thomas in the hearings is the fact that, although they were not able to defeat him, they did manage to tar him and his image so badly that he rarely goes into the public forum to speak or write, and when he does, it’s virtually ignored. I heard him speak once, at a Catholic legal organization event, and he’s an excellent speaker. And the few things I have read by him have always been thought provoking - and extremely clear, logical and non-rhetorical. Yet schools will not have him as a speaker, he’s still constantly ridiculed by the press, etc.
His autobiography, My Grandfather’s Son, is worth reading, btw.
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Thank you for posting this. You always seem to find the best articles.