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In Praise of Clarence Thomas ^ | June 5, 2019 | Star Parker

Posted on 06/05/2019 4:52:07 AM PDT by Kaslin

Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is, once again, under attack.

And, once again, the attacks are from liberals who cannot tolerate Thomas' consistent, unyielding and faithful commitment to America's founding principles.

The latest concerns Thomas' 20-page opinion offered up in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, recently considered by the Supreme Court.

Planned Parenthood challenged Indiana law prohibiting abortion for reasons of sex, race or non-life threatening deformity.

The challenge was upheld in district court and the law overturned. However, the Supreme Court chose not to rule on the matter for procedural reasons, turning it back to be heard on appeal at the district level.

But Justice Thomas used the occasion to write an extended opinion on this important abortion case because the principles involved are too important to ignore for America's present and for our future.

According to the Indiana law as enacted, doctors must inform women that "Indiana does not allow a fetus to be aborted solely because of the fetus's race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, or diagnosis or potential diagnosis of the fetus having Down syndrome or any other disability."

What liberal would ever tolerate American law protecting this type of discrimination?

Yet these same liberals are adamant that abortion for these same reasons is just fine.

Thomas seized on what is obvious, writing, "Enshrining a constitutional right to an abortion based solely on the race, sex, or disability of an unborn child, as Planned Parenthood advocates, would constitutionalize the views of the 20th- century eugenics movement."

In other words, bureaucrats decide the value of human beings -- who's worthwhile to have around and who's not.

You would think that such ideas would produce outcries from liberals.

But what is producing outcries from them is that Clarence Thomas suggests that abortion based on these criteria makes abortion a tool for eugenics.

Thomas documents the sympathies of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, for the eugenics movement. And although Thomas notes that Sanger's sympathies for abortion were less clear, he points out that the sympathies of later Planned Parenthood President Alan Guttmacher for abortion as a eugenics policy tool were clear.

And he gets to the heart of the matter at the conclusion of his opinion: "Although the court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever. Having created the constitutional right to abortion, this Court is dutybound to address its scope. ... The constitution itself is silent on abortion."

The nation's founders explained in the preamble to the Constitution that we "do ordain and establish this Constitution" to "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity."

Our Constitution was conceived to protect our liberty, not invent it.

In his dissenting opinion in the Obergefell v. Hodges case in which the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage, Thomas wrote: "Since well before 1787, liberty has been understood as freedom from government action, not entitlement to government benefits. ... the majority ... rejects the idea -- captured in the Declaration of Independence -- that human dignity is innate and suggests instead that it comes from the Government."

Liberals cried "foul" when Thomas rightly observed that abortion based on race, sex or disability amounts to giving constitutional protection to the eugenics movement because he struck the highly sensitive note that liberals want to stand in God's place.

Liberals defining life inevitably leads to them deciding who lives and who dies.

America's founders were more humble. They saw the source of our right to life, liberty and property as God.

This strikes at the core of what divides our nation today.

Are we a nation under God, as Clarence Thomas believes, or a nation defined and run by liberals and bureaucrats?

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionclinic; clarencethomas; constitution; constitutionallaw; constitutonalrights; eugenics; plannedbutcherhood; samesexmarriage; supremecourt; supremecourtjustice

1 posted on 06/05/2019 4:52:07 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Probably one of the best things that can be attributed to GHWB.

2 posted on 06/05/2019 5:07:13 AM PDT by kenmcg (tHE WHOLE)
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To: Kaslin

I hope Thomas retires and lets Trump pick his replacement.

He can even be offered to chance to recommend someone.

He deserves a great retirement.

3 posted on 06/05/2019 5:33:59 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: Kaslin

And whatever blackmail they used on Roberts to get him to hang the Obamacare noose around our necks- use it again to make HIM retire so Trump can pick his replacement.

Ideally all this would happen right after all the democrat coup conspirators are jailed, so people can see the importance of the judicial system not being packed with liberals.

4 posted on 06/05/2019 5:36:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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To: Kaslin

Thomas is the best SC Justice of the last 50 years, at least, including Scalia. Thomas has this crazy idea that logic and reason should be applied to legal analysis, and that the Court should stick to the issue(s) before it. This results in relatively brief opinions that get to the point. If Thomas is going to signal (like on the injunction issue), it stands out. Leftists always complain about the results he reaches, but they never attack his reasoning. They can’t. Of course, most of them have never actually read a Thomas opinion.

5 posted on 06/05/2019 6:04:51 AM PDT by cdcdawg (If white, western culture makes you feel out of place, THAT IS BECAUSE IT IS NOT YOUR PLACE!)
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To: cdcdawg

It’s frustrating that he’s so rare. We need nine of him on the Court, not just one. Uphold the spirit and the letter of the Constitution—why is that so hard?

6 posted on 06/05/2019 6:16:50 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy (;-)
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To: Mr. K

We need this man on the SC!
And where are all the media shouters of “racism” when Leftists attack Justice Thomas?

7 posted on 06/05/2019 6:29:47 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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