Skip to main content

View Diary: Court strikes down part of Voting Rights Act (341 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  When MLKJr. spoke those words "I have a dream" (0+ / 0-)

    he never imagined the reality of Justice Clarence Thomas, or else he would have said, "I have a nightmare."  Does Justice Thomas realize that when the time comes for him, as it does for all of us, to pass from this mortal coil, that few if any of his race and culture will be eulogizing him at his funeral.  Nor will the racists who's bidding he does be in attendance.  He will pass from the scene as a sad and friendless man with a historical reputation as the equivalent of Roger B. Taney.

    Taney, at least, had the reputation as a competent jurist, but with a reputation marred beyond repair by the Dred Scott decision.  Unfortunately, Justice Thomas does not even have that reputation for judicial comptence.  There will be no monuments to Clarence Thomas except those erected by his Heritage Foundation friends and even those will be quickly forgotten as his reputation endures the the severe judgment of professional historians.  

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Tue Jun 25, 2013 at 09:02:38 AM PDT

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site