Bill of fair

Here's Clarence Thomas, deep legal thinker, on civil rights:

“Today there is much focus on our rights,” Justice Thomas said. “Indeed, I think there is a proliferation of rights.”

“I am often surprised by the virtual nobility that seems to be accorded those with grievances,” he said. “Shouldn’t there at least be equal time for our Bill of Obligations and our Bill of Responsibilities?”

He gave examples: “It seems that many have come to think that each of us is owed prosperity and a certain standard of living. They’re owed air-conditioning, cars, telephones, televisions.”

Oh I bet you can find someone who thinks that they have a right to party as well–which, actually, they do.  But it's depressing to think a Supreme Court Justice has so little regard for the kinds of legal grievances he's supposed to be thinking about.  

via Steve Benen.

2 thoughts on “Bill of fair”

  1. You make a valid point, and I don’t think that Thomas would argue with you as long as you concede an element of personal responsibility…. That you gotta fight for your right to party!

  2. Good point Aaron.  I would further add that whether one has a desire to go to school despite regardless of whether they have woken up on time is immaterial to one’s right to continue to party.

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