There has been speculation for a while, mainly pushed by Democrats, that conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is planning to retire soon.
According to Thomas himself, he has no plans to retire anytime soon.
During an interview with David Rubenstein, Thomas questioned where these baseless claims even come from.
“I have no idea where this stuff comes from,” he said.
“I really don’t have a lot of stress,” Justice Thomas joked. “I cause stress.”
Justice Thomas also talked about many other topics during the interview including his irritations with other justices and his original plan of becoming a Catholic priest.
“I got angry with the Catholic Church over the issue of race,” he said. “I thought that the Church should be the leader of the moral crusade against segregation and discrimination.”
He then talked about his thoughts on identity politics.
“People who will get very upset if someone said all blacks look alike are really comfortable saying all blacks ought to think alike,” Thomas said.
“If you said that blacks should not be allowed to go a library, you’d be against that,” he said. “If you said that blacks couldn’t read certain books in the library, you would say that’s wrong.”
“But now we are so comfortable saying that blacks can’t hold some of the ideas in some of the books in the library,” Thomas also said. “That’s absurd.”
Just last week, Thomas talked about abortion. Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
Thomas agreed with the Court’s 7-2 ruling that Indiana was free to require medical facilities to provide a dignified burial or cremation for children aborted under their watch, but dissented from the Supreme Court’s decision not to rule on the part of the Indiana law that banned abortions done on the basis of gender, race, or disability.
Thomas cautioned that if the Court side-stepped the issue permanently, it could open the door for abortion to be used as a tool of racists and eugenicists, in line with the wishes of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger and other early, prominent abortion activists.
Thomas agreed that “because further percolation may assist our review of this issue of first impression,” the Court was smart to pass on ruling on the Indiana law, The Hill reports, but the Court can’t ignore the issue forever.
The Daily Wire continued:
“Given the potential for abortion to become a tool of eugenic manipulation, the court will soon need to confront the constitutionality of laws like Indiana’s,” Thomas wrote. “So long as the Supreme Court forces a policy of unfettered elective abortion on the entire country, it ought to at least allow for states to protect babies from unjust discrimination.”
“Although the court declines to wade into these issues today, we cannot avoid them forever. Having created the constitutional right to an abortion, this court is dutybound to address its scope,” he added.
The Indiana law is targeted largely at preventing the selective abortion of babies diagnosed with Down Syndrome, but it is based on model law that could move forward in more than just a single state.
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