Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made a hypocritical and ironic statement complaining about protests that have sprung up in the wake of a leaked majority opinion overturning Roe v Wade.
The opinion, written by Justice Samuel Alito, featured ridiculous and dubious legal reasoning to excuse the 5-4 ruling, which overturns the 7-2 ruling that originally decided the landmark 1973 case that has protected women’s rights for nearly 50 years.
Ever since the leak, an uproar of support for abortion rights has swept the nation. A majority of Americans have supported legalized abortion for many years and still do. But the conservative judges on the bench, three of whom told lies to the Senate about Roe v Wade to get confirmed, chose to rule based on their personal beliefs instead of precedent and the rule of law.
In response to the protests, Thomas complained and accused the protests of trying to “bully” the high court during a judicial conference in Atlanta according to an NBC News report.
“We are becoming addicted to wanting particular outcomes, not living with the outcomes we don’t like,” Thomas said. “We can’t be an institution that can be bullied into giving you just the outcomes you want. The events from earlier this week are a symptom of that.”
Thomas’s words are hypocritical considering his own wife actively plotted to overturn the 2020 Election because Donald Trump lost. It should also be pointed out that conservatives have been bullying the Supreme Court for years to overturn Roe v Wade. And let’s not forget that conservatives have fire-bombed clinics and murdered doctors in a fanatical effort to get their way. But Thomas apparently doesn’t have a problem with any of that.
He’s telling the American people to just “live with” outcomes we don’t like as if he expects us all to just sit back and let conservative extremist dogma take over the country. It should be noted that the Constitution protects the right to protest, which means Thomas isn’t living with that particular outcome despite being a so-called constitutional originalist. Does Thomas think Americans should have just lived with the Dred Scott decision of 1857 that said the Constitution doesn’t apply to people of color? Someone should ask him because we eventually had a civil war to settle the issue and he wouldn’t be on the court today had people simply “lived with” it.
The high court has become a threat to our nation and our rights, even those that are specifically protected in the Constitution. It’s time to do something about it, no matter how many hypociritcal temper tantrums Clarence Thomas throws.
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