Clarence Thomas is upset and wants Americans to know it.
That’s how people can tell it’s getting serious.
And Clarence Thomas just delivered one warning that every American needs to hear.
Clarence Thomas spoke at length for the first time on the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
In remarks at a conference in Texas, Justice Thomas condemned the leak as permanently damaging the ability of the Justices to work together.
“The institution that I’m a part of, if someone said that one line of one opinion would be leaked by anyone … you would say, ‘Oh, that’s impossible. No one would ever do that.’ There’s such a belief in the rule of law, belief in the Court, a belief in what we were doing that was verboten. It was beyond anyone’s understanding, or at least anyone’s imagination, that someone would do that,” Justice Thomas told the audience.
“And look where we are, where now that trust or that belief is gone forever. And when you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I’m in, it changes the institution fundamentally,” Justice Thomas continued.
Justice Thomas warned that this leak undermined Americans’ faith in institutions like the Supreme Court.
Thomas explained that if Americans no longer believed in institutions like the Supreme Court, civilized society and the concept of self-government would collapse.
“I do think that what happened at the Court is tremendously bad. I think it’s — I wonder how long we’re going to have these institutions at the rate we’re undermining them,” Justice Thomas stated. “And then I wonder when they’re gone, or they are destabilized, what we will have as a country. And I don’t think that the prospects are good if we continue to lose, though.”
The leak of a draft opinion out of the Supreme Court was unprecedented.
This leaker intended to burn down the Court’s legitimacy from the inside.
And the leaker got their wish in many respects.
Left-wing goon squads marched on the homes of conservative Supreme Court Justices in a blatant attempt to intimidate at least one into switching their vote and upholding abortion-on-demand.
Justice Thomas sees the attempt by the left-wing mob to bully the Court as pushing America one step closer to losing its status as a free country governed by the rule of law.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.