Alex Blaze

Rights inferno

Filed By Alex Blaze | April 13, 2009 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Clarence Thomas, proliferation of rights, supreme court

Allow me to translate Justice Thomas:

Dear Mr. President,

There are too many rights nowadays. Please eliminate three.

P.S., I am not a crank.

I'm referring to this:

'Today there is much focus on our rights," Justice Thomas said. "Indeed, I think there is a proliferation of rights."

"I am often surprised by the virtual nobility that seems to be accorded those with grievances," he said. "Shouldn't there at least be equal time for our Bill of Obligations and our Bill of Responsibilities?"

I would say no, since those documents don't exist.

Well, I guess we now know why he doesn't think there's a right to not have the police arrest you for having sex improperly. You might get spoiled with all your rights.


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My sister and I(both attorneys) used to opine that they focused upon the wrong issue(Anita Hill) at his confirmation hearings; they should have foucused upon his legal scholoarship, which can be found at the midppoint of the line connecting "Bad" and "Non-existent."

Reactionary sentiments expressed in Latin do not compensate for a lack of substantive legal writing. Endless psuedophilosophical dicta cannot compensate for the absence of facts.

I'm not surprised American politicians ignored the man's qualifications to have a big debate about sexier issues. Par for the course for our government.