Clarence Thomas took everyone by surprise by revealing the biggest threat to America
Clarence Thomas is the most senior Supreme Court Justice.
Thomas rarely has a lot to say in public.
But Clarence Thomas took everyone by surprise by revealing the biggest threat to America.
Thomas delivered a blockbuster speech at the University of Notre Dame where Thomas blasted liberals for demanding justices act like legislators and then threatening to pack the Supreme Court when they do not get their way.
Justice Thomas warned that when justices act like elected politicians and invent rights that do not exist in the Constitution – such as in the wrongly decided Roe v. Wade case – the Court is venturing on dangerous ground.
Thomas told the crowd that the Court making up laws made the judiciary the most dangerous branch of government.
“When we begin to venture into the legislative or executive branch lanes, those of us, particularly in the federal judiciary with lifetime appointments, are asking for trouble,” Thomas declared. “The court was thought to be the least dangerous branch and we may have become the most dangerous.”
Thomas insisted the Supreme Court as an institution was bigger than any one case, then took on Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who threatened to pack the Supreme Court each time the left has lost major decisions in recent years.
“It’s not about winning or losing at the Court. It is about the entire country and the idea of this country,” Thomas went on, warning against “destroying our institutions because they don’t give us what we want, when we want it.”
Ever since the Warren Court in the 1960s the left’s acted like the Supreme Court should serve as a liberal super legislature that imposes policies that the left can’t win at the ballot box.
Clarence Thomas warned that that is dangerous because the nature of the Supreme Court – with lifetime appointments – forces the public to live under the policy whims of nine unelected men and women in black robes.