Legendary conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas isn’t much of a show-boater. Nor does he give many interviews. But he did just that on Wednesday evening with Laura Ingraham on her new FOX News program, The Ingraham Angle.
Clarence Thomas, who exemplifies the American dream, whose grandfather was raised in part by his grandmother who was a freed slave, told Ingraham, who previously clerked for the Supreme Court Justice in her earlier years, described the plaque that hangs in his office.
Well, actually, my grandfather’s favorite saying was — I mean there were lots of opportunities in that environment to — as you could imagine — to want to say that you couldn’t do certain things. And my grandfather who was raised in part by his grandmother who was a freed slave and raised by his uncle, and his mother died when he was just a young boy…when you would say to him you couldn’t do something, his response was always the same:
“”Old Man Can’t is Dead — I Helped Bury Him”
“That was his view when he got you up at 4:00 in the morning to go on the farm and said, ‘I can’t do this or do that,’ ‘Old man can’t, is dead,'” Justice Thomas revealed to Laura Ingraham.
“I wish I knew your grandfather,” Ingraham replied.
“I wish a lot of people knew him and I wish he was still here so I could thank him,” Clarence Thomas stated.
Ingraham went on to ask the Supreme Court Justice if he was surprised that things were so “rancorous” in the United States on “foundational issues,” considering he grew up in the era of the 60’s and 70’s that were also quite contentious.
“No, I am not surprised,” Thomas answered. “I mean, what binds us? What do we all have in common anymore? I think we have to think about that. When I was a kid even as we had laws that held us apart, there were things we held dear and that we all had in common.” Clarence Thomas remembered.
“We talk about E Pluribus Unum, what’s our Unum now?” he asked.We have E Pluribus, what’s the Unum? I think it’s a great country. I think that for whatever reason, some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending — that history isn’t worth defending — that the culture and the principles aren’t worth defending,” he told Ingraham, not tipping his hat to who he was referring to, but we can assume progressive leftist Democrats and social warrior activist judges who are unhinged from the U.S. Constitution and any fixed set of moral principles or values.
“If you are in my position, they have to be worth defending,” Clarence Thomas said. “That’s what keeps you going. That’s what energizes you. That’s what makes it the endeavor — of the criticisms and the other things. That’s what makes it all acceptable. Because what you’re doing is so important and so critical to the things that matter. So, I don’t know what it is that we can say. instinctively we have as a country in common.”
America formerly had agreed on a fixed set of time-honored Judeo-Christian values and the U.S. Constitution, as well as the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence by our Founding Fathers.
However, the past several years, in movements bankrolled by America-hating globalist communist George Soros using progressive leftist stooges like Barack Obama, have divided the country among every imagined line possible — so much so that people are even confused as to which bathrooms to use.
But as they say, “That’s progressive.”