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Posted on 02/27/2011 11:06:25 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Defiant Clarence Thomas fires back
By: Kenneth P. Vogel February 27, 2011 01:22 PM EST
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas his impartiality under attack from liberals because of his attendance at a meeting of conservative donors sponsored by the Koch brothers and his wifes tea party activism struck a defiant tone in a Saturday night speech in Charlottesville, Va., telling a friendly audience that he and his wife believe in the same things and are focused on defending liberty.
Delivering the keynote speech at an annual symposium for conservative law students, Thomas spoke in vague, but ominous, terms about the direction of the country and urged his listeners to redouble your efforts to learn about our country so that youre in a position to defend it.
He also lashed out at his critics, without naming them, asserting they seem bent on undermining the High Court as an institution. Such criticism, Thomas warned, could erode the ability of American citizens to fend off threats to their way of life.
You all are going to be, unfortunately, the recipients of the fallout from that that theres going to be a day when you need these institutions to be credible and to be fully functioning to protect your liberties, he said, according to a partial recording of the speech provided to POLITICO by someone who was at the meeting.
And thats long after Im gone, and that could be either a short or a long time, but youre younger, and its still going to be a necessity to protect the liberties that you enjoy now in this country.
Thomas spoke at the closing banquet for the symposium, which was sponsored by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group.
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Conservatives have to be held to standards, but Lefties can be held to no standards.
A genuine decent, honest patriotic American - which is precisely why obama and his pals want him destroyed. All part of the plan.
My favorite justice, hands down.
Only a liberal leftist socialist pig could be against that.
God Bless Justice Thomas.
Silent Clarence Thomas is silent until he has to speak.
...spoke at the closing banquet for the symposium, which was sponsored by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group
not a big gripe, but I like how Politico goes out of its' way to show that Thomas spoke to a group of conservatives. I don't recall them doing this when a liberal speaks to the media, college students, unions, etc.
O M G He actually said we must defend liberty! /s
“Ominous” my rump.
Young people should study the life and writings of Justice Thomas, who is one great man, but the public / left wing schools go out of their way to hide him from students. Next February, there should be a Justice Thomas week.
VP Bite-me has never gotten over that slap-down. Yeah, Plugs, it was a BFD.
I liked Justice Thomas until I read “My Grandfather’s Son.” Now I like, admire, and trust him more than any other justice on the SC. This brilliant man is one of our country’s greatest assets.
I wish that we had 535 of him.
Not so with Justice Thomas.
Thomas is about the only good thing Old Man Bush did.
The media have behaved unbelievably toward Clarence Thomas. If Arlen Specter has done one good thing in his life, it was the way he chaired the hearing and put the mud back right on the faces of his accusers.
Clarence Thomas is decent, moral, upstanding, religious, dependable, and a first-class constitutional lawyer. One of the best justices who has ever sat on the Supreme Court.
It’s no wonder if he stays out of the limelight, since he gets smeared every time the press has the slightest chance to do so.
They are dirty, slimy, racist pigs for treating him the way they do. If there is any justice in the world, they had better make their peace with God before they leave this world for the next.
If they even know who God is.
This is a circus. It's a national disgrace. And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I'm concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. -- U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree. (notice Biden avert his eyes in shame?)
Justice Thomas, a great American; a Profile in Courage.
Justice Thomas’s situation reminds me of Sarah Palin’s situation. They have both been attacked and lied about mercilessly, for a whole lot the same reasons.
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