Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas rarely grants media interviews.
So when he appeared on Laura Ingraham’s new show on Fox, it was sure to be newsworthy.
But when indirectly asked about the NFL’s anthem protestors, Thomas responded with this shocking statement.
“I don’t know what it is… we have as a country in common.”
The NFL protests are a symptom of a much larger problem in America today.
Appearing on the “Ingraham Angle,” Laura Ingraham posed the question:
“Are you surprised that — how things are still so rancorous in the United States today about foundational issues? Not about — just foundational issues, the anthem and so forth?”
And Clarence Thomas hit the nail on the head with his response:
“No, I’m not surprised. I mean, what binds us? What do we all have in common anymore? I think we have to think about that. I think this is — when I was a kid, even as we had laws that held us apart, there were things that we held dear and that we all had in common.
And I think we have to — we always talk about E pluribus unum. What’s our unum now? We have the pluribus. What’s the unum?
And I think it’s a great country. I think we, for whatever reasons, have made it our — some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending, that history isn’t worth defending, that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending. And, certainly, if you are in my position, they have to be worth defending. That’s what keeps you going. That’s what energizes you.
I don’t know what it is that we have, we can say instinctively, we have as a country in common.”
E pluribus unum.
“Out of many, one.”
What makes America “one” today?
Is there anything that can bring us back together as a country?
Or is America becoming divided along partisan lines that a growing too deep to cross?
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