Monday, October 08, 2007

Justice Thomas On Affirmative Action

There is a discussion going on at The Volokh Conspiracy about Justice Clarence Thomas and affirmative action. Some on the thread had questioned Thomas' intelligence.

My comment:

Richard Feynman was reputed to have his IQ tested and came out with a score of 125. He turned out to be rather brilliant.

Let us say for the sake of argument Thomas is not the brightest bulb on the block. He does know one important thing The Constitution and he has one important characteristic: to apply it as written (according to his understanding) to Every Case.

I commend you to Raich and Thomas' opinion. Clear, brilliant, and so easy to understand that the man in the street could apply it to the next similar case. Or Kelo.

I like his attitude: to apply the law and make decisions so the man in the street could understand them. The smart can do really complex things. The brilliant can do complex things simply.

Justice Thomas - brilliant.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You have the analytical mind of a flea. If you think Thomas is brilliant, I have a manure heap that I think you'd like to buy. Why don't you stick a dagger in your heart and save the planet all your evilness. You are a worthless toad; roadkill is knows more than you do. Writing an opinion that even a idiot like you can understand - do you realize how laughable and pathetic you sound. You make me want to puke.

M. Simon said...

So I take it that you favor government taking of property for rich developers and the government's war on med pot users?

You must be a liberal.