(National Sentinel) Saving Our Institutions: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has always been a man of brilliance and integrity, but something he told an audience recently really resonated with Americans who are growing weary of the Left’s destruction of our culture and society.
During a speech at a Federalist Society conference in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Thomas needled Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey over his “I am Spartacus” clown show during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Booker pretended like he was violating Senate rules by releasing “confidential” documents related to Kavanaugh — though they had been officially cleared the night before.
Thomas said it is vitally important “that the high court maintains its legitimacy with the public by doing its business with honor and decency,” The Daily Caller reported.
“If we could use that word about more people who are in public life, people who actually ask the questions at confirmation hearings instead of Spartacus,” he said. After the audience erupted with laughter and applause, Thomas added, “Hey, look, ‘300,’” a reference to the 2006 film about the Battle of Thermopylae.
“But at any rate,” he continued, “if we could use the word ‘honorable’ more often, think about the difference it will make.”
“If you can’t debate hard issues honestly, with honor, with integrity, how do we keep a civil society?” Thomas asked.
That’s the most profound thing anyone of real importance in terms of how our governing systems function has said in recent memory. Imagine if more of our elected and appointed leaders looked at what Democrats and their lunatic Left-wing “Antifa” supporters are doing to the country in terms of permanently harming or destroying “the civil society.” There would be a massive uprising against the violence, hatred, and vitriol being spread by the poisonous ideology that is Marxism and socialism, now being embraced by more and more Democratic candidates and public servants.
The civil society is a social contract when you boil it down to its basic element. Americans either agree to abide by it or they don’t. Should a rising number of us cast aside the social contract that keeps our country from fracturing, then the civil society would fail, at least in pockets of the country, and chaos would ensue.
Many believe that is the Left’s objective in the age of POTUS Trump; they can’t force him from office and they can’t separate his supporters from him, so they would rather burn the country down thinking that would finally empower them instead of using our system — the civil society — to convince enough Americans to vote for someone else next time around.
Justice Thomas gets it. He understands that lack of integrity among our leaders (and our media and our pop culture) is the earliest sign of danger to the civil society.
We either agree to the social contract that binds all societies or we devolve into chaos and third-world status.
If we keep electing people like Cory Booker to Congress, our destiny seems to be a foregone conclusion.