I’ve always felt that Justice Clarence Thomas is the finest Justice to have been seated on the Supreme Court in my lifetime, and to his horror, Jeffrey Toobin of the New Yorker has found that out as well. You see, Toobin is a leftist of the first order, and now he has learned that Clarence Thomas has the smarts to aid in saving America. Toobin, and others, will learn that Justice Thomas knows how to turn back the horrific turn to the left the Court has taken this country. Reading Russell Walter Reed expound upon that article is like music to this Constitutional Conservatives heart: What Justice Thomas Did For The 2nd Amendment, He Will Do For The 10th, Which Is To Say He Is Helping To Bring The True Meaning Of The Constitution Back To America.
There are few articles of faith as firmly fixed in the liberal canon as the belief that Clarence Thomas is, to put it as bluntly as many liberals do, a dunce and a worm. Twenty years of married life have not erased the conventional liberal view of his character etched by Anita Hill’s testimony at his confirmation hearings. Not only does the liberal mind perceive him as a disgusting lump of ungoverned sexual impulse; he is seen as an intellectual cipher. Thomas’ silence during oral argument before the Supreme Court is taken as obvious evidence that he has nothing to say and is perhaps a bit intimidated by the verbal fireworks exchanged by the high profile lawyers and his more, ahem, ‘qualified’ colleagues.
At most liberals have long seen Thomas as the Sancho Panza to Justice Antonin Scalia’s Don Quixote, Tonto to his Lone Ranger. No, says Toobin: the intellectual influence runs the other way. Thomas is the consistently clear and purposeful theorist that history will remember as an intellectual pioneer; Scalia the less clear-minded colleague who is gradually following in Thomas’ tracks.
If Toobin’s revisionist take is correct, (and I defer to his knowledge of the direction of modern constitutional thought) it means that liberal America has spent a generation mocking a Black man as an ignorant fool, even as constitutional scholars stand in growing amazement at the intellectual audacity, philosophical coherence and historical reflection embedded in his judicial work.
Toobin is less interested in exploring why liberal America has been so blind for so long to the force of Clarence Thomas’ intellect than in understanding just what Thomas has achieved in his lonely trek across the wastes of Mordor. And what he finds is that Thomas has been pioneering the techniques and the ideas that could not only lead to the court rejecting all or part of President Obama’s health legislation; the ideas and strategies Thomas has developed could conceivably topple the constitutionality of the post New Deal state.
With the blessing of a powerful and mighty God, the Supreme Court has been shaped to conservatism through Republican Presidents. Conservatism – an ideology that believes in the true meaning of the Constitution. America has fallen so far from her original intent that she is hardly recognizable any more, however, that is changing and it’s changing fast. The left has been squealing louder and louder as their vision of America, set in motion close to 100 years ago, is finally being put to a stop. They won’t go quietly, but as God is my witness, they will go.