Clarence Thomas Is Such a Funny Guy but I Am Not Laughing

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ThomasIn October of 2020, Moscow Mitch McConnell completed his lifelong ambition, he stacked the Supreme Court with fascist leaning justices who are unqualified but loyal to extremist right-wing politicians and the Christian Religious Right. So, it’s no surprise that justice Clarence Thomas offered his own misleading opinion about the SCOTUS in the 21st century. If you look past the damage this has done to our country, he’s hilarious.

“When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It’s like kind of an infidelity that you can explain it, but you can’t undo it,” he said while speaking at a conference Friday evening in Dallas.

He was referring to the leak of a probable majority opinion which would overturn a decision made by justices 49 years ago in 1973. A woman’s right to obtain a legal abortion would end. Old, white men and religious extremists will forbid all women to make decisions about their own reproductive health.

The Court is composed of six justices appointed by Republican presidents and three by Democrats. The final three, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh, and Amy Coney Barrett, shared a single qualification: they were eager to overturn Roe v Wade.

Someone must shout directly into Clarence Thomas’ face, informing him that this fact is why the Court has been changed, or better said, corrupted. It has become biased and no longer resembles the intent of our founding fathers. The “leak” was justice being served. The American people have the right to know what is happening in all three branches of government. Secrecy breeds corruption and distrust, and our government is the most corrupt in the world.

Thomas was confirmed in 1991 by a group of old, white, men who proved themselves to be misogynists. Although it was clear that Thomas was guilty of sexual harassment, they made Anita Hill the villain and gave an unqualified man a lifetime appointment to the Court. Today’s politicized Court repeated this crime in 2018 with the confirmation of sexual predator, Brett Kavanaugh.

“The truth lives here,” and what will happen is five individuals will control the physical and mental health of more that 165 million women. Does this seem right, especially when 66 percent of all Americans believe that Roe v Wade should stand?

Remember, these four men and one female religious extremist will live out their lives on the Court, acting as gods who will decide the fate of 331 million Americans.

[Justice Clarence Thomas said he would never have thought a draft opinion would be leaked.

Thomas said the leak of the draft opinion, which could overturn Roe v. Wade, did irreparable damage.}

I believe it might have done some good. The Court has become as corrupt as the legislative branch, and exposing this fact may force changes. It may some day return to the dignified and respected United States Supreme Court it was intended to be.

This is my country, and our government must go. They have become the enemy.

Op-ed by James Turnage

Sources:

New York Post: Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court
Business Insider: Clarence Thomas called the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade leak an ‘unthinkable breach of trust’

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