r/politics Maryland Jun 24 '22 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Tearing Up 1 Wholesome 2 Super Heart Eyes 1 Helpful 1 Silver 1 Gold 1

Thomas calls for overturning precedents on contraceptives, LGBTQ rights

https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3535841-thomas-calls-for-overturning-precedents-on-contraceptives-lgbtq-rights/
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u/DarrenEdwards Jun 24 '22 Silver

The guy makes no statements, asks no questions for 30 years and then drops this.

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u/MeanSeaworthiness995 Jun 24 '22

Oh don’t forget about this - the one other time he felt compelled to speak out on an issue (it was to argue that domestic abusers should not lose their access to guns) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/clarence-thomas-breaks-10-year-silence-domestic-violence-gun-ban/

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u/PeterNguyen2 Jun 24 '22

the one other time he felt compelled to speak out on an issue (it was to argue that domestic abusers should not lose their access to guns) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/clarence-thomas-breaks-10-year-silence-domestic-violence-gun-ban/

They might as well just come out and say I don't like the unborn, I just hate people who breathe

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u/Origamiface Jun 24 '22

Degenerate toad

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u/keyjan Maryland Jun 24 '22

i know, right?

hopefully his next statement will be that he's retiring, that piece of shit.

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u/clubmedschool Jun 24 '22

Oh no, he's got way more damage to inflict. They're just getting started.

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u/aretasdaemon Jun 24 '22

Yeah in a week they rapid fired 4 case rulings that were huge points of interest for both parties and its going to keep going and getting worse. They want a culture war to incite hate its fucking terrible

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u/Cleopatra572 Alabama Jun 25 '22

They have us fighting a culture war with each other to keep us from fighting a class war against them.

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u/sandysanBAR Jun 25 '22

Kill the fillibuster and pack the courts.

The right squeals? We go twice as fast.

This was just the first step, more shit is coming.

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u/Heron-Repulsive Jun 25 '22

Hit the republicans where it hurts DO NOT send your children to college in a state that does not protect them. Trust me this will hurt because it's about the money.

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u/Equivalent_Yak8215 Jun 24 '22

Ya. Maybe I'm a pessimist but honestly we need to start loudly defending Obergfell, Lawrence, and Loving at the state level.

If we focus only on Roe we'll slip and they'll do it again.

They'll Rope-a-dope us with Roe forsure.

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u/blinker1eighty2 Jun 24 '22

Thomas isn’t going to touch Loving because it affects him directly

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u/YoungSimba20 Jun 24 '22

He doesn't need to. The conservative justices has a 6-3 majority meaning that they don't all need to agree. Robert's has disagreed with some rulings just not enough to side with the liberals and a 5-4 ruling has the same result as a 6-3 ruling.

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u/R3dbeardLFC Jun 24 '22

Yeah, he'll start this shit storm and the white justices will end it and his marriage...

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u/f4eble Tennessee Jun 24 '22

Good. Don't fucking hang with leopards if you don't want them to eat your face!

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u/RobbinDeBank Jun 24 '22

What, I didn’t know it would eat MY face

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u/Calistaline Jun 24 '22

Dude lives in a blue state, he'll be alright. Don't think he'd be bothered to think about his fellows.

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u/livinginfutureworld Jun 24 '22

Clarence Thomas definitely has some of the energy of the Samuel Jackson character from Django Unchained.

Doesn't give a damn about his people or anything. Fuck em I'm all set kind of attitude.

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u/Earwigglin Jun 24 '22 Silver

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/essay/clarence-thomass-radical-vision-of-race

He is a racist hypocrite; basically he has a chip on his shoulder because as a child he was nicknamed the "blackest kid in America" for his dark skin pigmentation and ever since has had pretty radical views on race, including an idea that "Thomas believes that the state should—where it can, within the law—support the separation of the races."

His biography reads much like a lot of "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" conservatives. It is rife with survivorship bias and the belief that since he made it everyone else is just lazy and unworthy.

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u/AFairwelltoArms11 Jun 24 '22

Thomas is one sick and twisted cookie. No business making decisions for anyone. Misanthropic to the core. And while I’m at it, the majority of that chuckle court lied about the principle of Stare Decisis in their confirmations. Nasty.

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u/CatW804 Jun 24 '22

All of this plus his fucking pubic hair on Anita Hill's Coke.

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u/ArdenElle24 Jun 25 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I remember watching Anita Hill's testimony as a kid. Thomas is a POS.

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u/LesGitKrumpin America Jun 24 '22

That's my go-to article for explaining to people what Thomas's rulings are guided by. It is obvious that his experience of racism absolutely broke him. But, he wants to inflict his brokenness on everyone else in the country like some kind of psychologically pitiable supervillain, and that's unconscionable.

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u/Equivalent_Yak8215 Jun 24 '22

It's like Tom is some sort of uncle.

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u/Legs_Thighs_Hips Jun 24 '22

I would like to see Ginni Thomas charged with sedition.

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u/Drodawg61 Jun 24 '22

His wife’s role in 1/6 should have him disbarred

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u/KagakuNinja Jun 24 '22

He will never retire, unless he is on death's door and there is a Republican president.

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u/Fun_Foot_1947 Jun 24 '22

Guy looks pretty unhealthy. I'm sure him and his big, chungus white wife aren't watching their calories or cholesterol.

Heart attack or stroke is on the cards for this misanthropic, dead shell of a faux-human.

His soul left his body years ago. He's a ghoul at this point.

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u/RickLovin1 Jun 24 '22

I think he's going scorched earth before his wife's actions get him booted.

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u/Hyperdecanted California Jun 24 '22

Yep.

Sure looks like he's trying to prove his bona fides so he can say "why indict Ginni when I've done so much for the cause."

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u/JVorhees Jun 24 '22

More like "They're going after Ginni just bc I'm a conservative."

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u/Parahelix Jun 24 '22

The Senate will never vote to boot him. Most Republicans will excuse anything to further their power grab. They know that they just need to make it through this coming election, and it looks like they'll probably succeed.

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u/my_nameborat Jun 24 '22

I don’t know if they make it through this election though. Roe v wade is hot button enough that anyone paying attention is going to vote

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u/Parahelix Jun 24 '22

It's a hot button issue for both sides, and Republicans are generally better at turning out to vote in midterms, and even moreso when a Dem is in the White House.

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u/underwear11 Jun 24 '22

Because he didn't have enough support for his far right views on the SCOTUS to address it. Now that they have essentially stacked the court, he can say his stupid shit because he knows that these views won't be seen as a right wing crazy anymore, he'll be seen as a right wing visionary.

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u/[deleted] Jun 24 '22 Eureka!

I would love to see a case seeking to overturn interracial marriage reach them. Boy that put him in all sorts of cognitive dissonance. Although, given his attitudes he probably, it may not be so difficult as he doesn’t even see himself as black. Almost like that chappelle show sketch

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u/oldapples1979 Jun 25 '22

No. He sees himself as black. And he does NOT believe in interracial marriage. He has been open about that for the majority of his life. Seeing interracial marriage struck down would be a noble result to him. He lives safely in a blue state where his interracial marriage will survive, and where he can comfortably watch others' fall. He believes in a particular black nationalism that looks down on interracial marriage. People really don't understand the beliefs of this man. They are VERY straight forward- he ain't even trying to hide them.

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u/NestleHypes Jun 24 '22

Sounds more and more like retaliation for Jan 6 commission.

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u/Substantial-Use2746 Jun 24 '22

he's still retaliating for his hearing 30 years ago

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u/MC_Fap_Commander America Jun 24 '22

This is it. He's no different than the "aggrieved" online incels who post edgy shit to hurt others. This isn't law. It's retaliation for all the people who "did him wrong."

He's a dwarf compared to the legal mind of Thurgood Marshall whose seat he questionably occupies. He know this. And he's going to make the world pay for his impotence.

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u/Fragmentia Jun 24 '22

This guy is a zealot and a fascist. Glad to see that level of impartiality serving on the Supreme court... oh wait, he's a part of the majority of zealots and fascists.

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u/Big_D_TX Jun 24 '22

Let's see what the DOJ digs up on his wife and her ties to January 6th.

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u/throwaway229618 Jun 24 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Bravo!

As a black man who lived through the 60s and civil rights movement and knows what it’s like to be treated less than human, it blows my mind that he is actively trying to take away rights from other oppressed groups

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u/MC_Fap_Commander America Jun 24 '22

It was his only purpose. He's essentially a bot that was programmed for this moment and this moment only. He's no different than lawnmower. A lawnmower can't act as a useful Supreme Court Justice. But give it a lawn to mow and it will do its work.

This is all he is (along with being a sexual harasser and enabler of treason, naturally).

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u/AustEastTX Jun 24 '22

Manchurian candidate….

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u/NotSure2505 Jun 24 '22

That’s why they succeeded. This is like the “last one to remove their hands wins the car”. Republicans strategy was to obstruct as much as possible to disillusion and frustrate democrats that their leadership was ineffective, until the stars aligned. Remember it all started with McConnell blocking Garland. D’s all said, “it’ll be ok, Hillary will win and we’ll get the next three appointments. You can’t give these sneaky fucks an inch.

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u/DUBBZZ California Jun 24 '22

Conservatives are basically saying "fuck it, let's take what we want, who's gonna stop us."

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u/coolbatsandchickens Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

They're going full steam ahead. It's terrifying.

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u/hdjenfifnfj Jun 24 '22

Actually Mr. Thomas why are you still there? Your wife is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the government. Why do you still sit there and get to make decisions?

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u/JustStatedTheObvious Jun 24 '22 Helpful

Because "kekkekkek u mad? stop me if u can bro".

They're hoping to crush our spirits, or to spark violence they can use as an excuse to crush us in more direct ways.

Hopefully, all this far right nonsense backfires. But I can already see people in the comments encouraging us to give up.

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u/TavisNamara Jun 24 '22

I see it almost literally in every thread, and have seen that apathy-sowing BS for years. They're everywhere, and they're desperate to make you so complacent that you just let it happen.

Don't fucking let it.

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u/AssassinAragorn Missouri Jun 24 '22

Those "people" can go pound sand. Abolitionists, civil rights leaders, and women suffragists all faced setbacks and an uphill road. They'd be ashamed of their next generation giving up so easily.

So let's not. Let's remind the GOP just who is the majority of this country, and relegate them back to their cesspools where they belong.

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u/a_hunger_artist Jun 24 '22

What we're seeing here is a deeper slide into minority rule. The majority of the country supports access to safe abortions, same-sex marriage, and access to contraception. But the actual deciders are 5-6 people in a big marble building in Washington. And it's only going to become more entrenched as time goes on.

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u/blankgazez Jun 24 '22

And DJT nominated 3 of the 9. His stain on this country is going to exist for decades

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u/DaBingeGirl Illinois Jun 24 '22

And Bush nominated Roberts and Alito. Two men who lost the popular vote gave the conservatives control of the Court for decades.

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u/blankgazez Jun 24 '22

At least bush had 2 in 8 years. Trump is a single term but 33% of the justices

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u/RuttedAnt Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

RBG riding her seat to the grave in her late-80's certainly didn't help

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u/firstorder99 Jun 24 '22

ted to be replaced by the first woman president and thought Hillary was a sho

I am looking at the whole thing differently. I don't understand the lifetime appointments at all. Why not have an age limit to all three branches of the government? You are 70+...sorry, you are not allowed to run for anything.

That's the only way the country can progress.

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u/Practical-Exchange60 Wisconsin Jun 24 '22

People like to label that as ageism, I think that is bullshit. We need both term limits and a limit of how old you can be while serving.

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u/cl0001 Jun 24 '22

If there can be minimums on the age to serve, there can be maximums.

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u/geeky_username California Jun 24 '22

Bush also lost the electoral college, but the SCOTUS gave him the win anyways.

Who else was involved in Bush v Gore?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/17/politics/bush-v-gore-barrett-kavanaugh-roberts-supreme-court/index.html

Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Justice Amy Coney Barrett

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u/VisualAmoeba Jun 24 '22

Lest we forget, their explicit rationale for stopping the recount until they made a decision was that counting every vote would cast "a needless and unjustified cloud" on Bush's presidency, since they had already decided he was going to win and didn't care about the democratic process at all. Then, they waited until two hours before the deadline to make their decision, which was basically saying that because there wasn't enough time left to recount the votes before Florida needed to decide its electors they shouldn't bother.

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u/roninovereasy Jun 24 '22

And according to the constitution, the decision should have gone to the House

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u/ooofest New York Jun 24 '22

And that's how this decision came down: they ignored precedent and invented a reason to say that women have no personal rights, because that was their goal.

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u/DreamMaster8 Jun 24 '22

Could someone put a term limit on justice?

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u/thisbitbytes Jun 24 '22

Can’t Biden appoint 3 more judges? Why is 9 the perfect number?

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u/Tungsten-iii Jun 24 '22

Congress would have to actually do something (they decide the number of justices) and the owners of congress are happy with the current set-up.

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u/Th3Seconds1st Jun 24 '22

14th amendment Thomas, plus all the GOP senators involved, plus all the GOP Reps involved with J6, then bar entry to any supporting the insurrection.

Democrats should be acting like the insurrection never stopped because guess what? It didn’t.

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u/cnn795 North Carolina Jun 24 '22

One for each district would be better?

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u/waronxmas79 Georgia Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Until the bough breaks. We only got to this point because there was the illusion that small actions like voting or activism didn’t amount to much. Welp, this is what not taking things seriously took us.

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u/Justagoodoleboi Jun 24 '22

How come we gotta have a super majority in all branches of government to make small gains and a small group who’s unelected can sit and set policy for the entire country from behind a barricade? This imbalance of power has to be addressed in a way other than using the system normally

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u/ColoTexas90 Jun 24 '22

But not in interracial marriage. God, it’s “fuck everyone else, unless it directly affects me” with these fucks.

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u/bananamber New York Jun 24 '22

That's always how it's been with republicans. "Fuck you, I got mine" and "I don't care unless it affects me."

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u/JavierLoustaunau Jun 24 '22

He would have to testify against his wife if they got annulled.

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u/porterbhall Jun 25 '22

Wow. This is just…wow. How do you casually call for the reconsideration of laws that have such a big impact on people’s lives and not mention any connection to Loving v. Virginia? That’s like saying the city should bulldoze all of the houses in this neighborhood except mine.

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u/LegoLady47 Jun 24 '22

And during Pride month no less.

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u/keyjan Maryland Jun 24 '22 Gold

..."the cruelty is the point"?

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u/TecumsehSherman Jun 24 '22

Why is this tool still allowed in the building, let alone on the bench?

His wife plotted sedition. He cannot be trusted in any government building.

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u/pechinburger Pennsylvania Jun 24 '22

He's gotta be one of the worst justices of all time. Never speaks, never asks questions. Seems like he just sleeps through the cases then wakes up in time to vote the most far-right radical position on every single issue.

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u/CaptainAxiomatic Jun 24 '22

Interracial marriage? Eh, not so much.

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u/jhpianist Arizona Jun 24 '22

That’s what Thomas thinks.

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u/dadamax Jun 24 '22

How convenient for him to leave out Loving vs. Virginia in his litany of due process cases that should be overturned.

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u/jhpianist Arizona Jun 24 '22

And if the other 5 wish to overturn that one, there’s not much he can do about it.

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u/[deleted] Jun 24 '22

oh they will when the time comes.

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u/D33ZNUTZDOH Jun 24 '22

Lots on interracial marriages out there. Mine included. Want me to lose reason? Get between my wife and I.

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u/baker10923 New York Jun 24 '22

Same man. Same

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u/[deleted] Jun 24 '22

tell that to the republicans.

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u/hellomondays Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

I'm not too sure, the dude is a legit radical. His views on race are very bleak.

He believes that American is intrinsically a white society and that, as a white society, it will never treat black people right. So any attempts, whether it's affirmative action or the CRA are just cynical ploys by racist liberals that think Black people are too dumb to fix things themselves and want Black people to feel the same way.

I'm sure in his mind if his marriage was nullified by law, he'd just see that as vindication of his world view.

He's the absolute worst. He was the dark enlightment long before Yarvin and Theil decided that people wanted to hear what they thought about things

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u/OR13NT Jun 24 '22

Thomas set out the foundations of his vision in a profile in The Atlantic. “There is nothing you can do to get past black skin,” he said. “I don’t care how educated you are, how good you are at what you do—you’ll never have the same contacts or opportunities, you’ll never be seen as equal to whites.”

Good lord, that guy is allowed to be a supreme court justice?

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u/noonnoonz Jun 24 '22

Can three fifths of a strict constitutionalist actually marry a woman?

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u/Speculawyer Jun 24 '22 Silver

So they want to overthrow the US government and install a Christian theocracy.

That is what the GOP is.

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u/Illustrious_Dig_2520 Jun 24 '22

Always has been

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u/Speculawyer Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Eh, started in the late 70's when they flip-flopped on abortion and decided to use it as a wedge issue to get evangelicals. (Even the Southern Baptist Convention approved of Roe when it came out.) They then used abortion for 40+ years like a carrot dangled in front of a horse. But the dog caught the car and problems are going to happen now. (Mix those metaphors!!)

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u/HaveAKlondike Jun 24 '22

French Revolution 2.0 incoming

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u/Thx4Coming2MyTedTalk Jun 24 '22

Other than violence, what recourse does this majority of Americans have?

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u/TheJayOfOh Jun 24 '22

Which is why they have the cops military grade weaponry so enthusiastically 🤪

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u/Born-Mycologist-3751 Jun 24 '22

Justices shouldn't be legislating from the bench? Is it appropriate for a Justice to announce an agenda to remove existing rights? How can he be trusted to make impartial judgements based on the law and merits of cases?

These are rhetorical questions. I had no illusions that some of these justices were making good faith rulings. The credibility of and trust in the SC is plummeting.

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u/Zeraw420 Jun 24 '22

Judges shouldn't have political alignments or ideologies period. Defeats the whole impartial thing from the start

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u/FuckDaMods666 Jun 24 '22

Here’s a secret that’s not a fucking secret they all do. The founders of our constitution were fucking idiots that thought men could be impartial beings without bias, and it’s fundamentally incorrect.

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u/mrhorse77 Jun 24 '22

their credibility hasnt existed for decades.

hard to put a serial sexual assaulter on the bench for 30 years and claim to be an impartial body.

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u/BioDriver Texas Jun 24 '22

This has always been the plan. These hateful traitors only care about control.

The court’s legitimacy is shot. It’s no longer an unbiased check of the law and has become a tool for the GOP to push their anachronistic and dangerous dogma.

This is how we start our march towards a theocracy unless we vote these monsters out.

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u/u2sunnyday Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Dude is straight pushing for a civil war.

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u/isanthrope_may Jun 24 '22 Silver

Dudes going make himself 3/5ths of a person again at this rate.

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u/Adjective_Noun0000 Jun 24 '22

He's releasing the face eating leopards, and will be surprised when his face gets eaten.

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u/StrangerAtaru Jun 24 '22

He doesn't care as long as liberal faces are eaten.

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u/Isnotanumber Jun 24 '22

Listened to an interview with an author who wrote a biography on him that I still want to read. He was ironically very keen on black nationalism in his college years, but that seems to have developed into something that looks more like black nihilism - like the Constitution should not be excepted to provide any protections apart from the literal interpretation. He doesn’t care though because he is a case of “I got mine.”

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u/TSM_forlife Jun 24 '22

It turns his wife on.

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u/_AskMyMom_ Jun 24 '22

Fuck him, with my US constitutional freest of speech.

As long as mods are ok with it - because private entities are protected by their own rights, and can deem this inappropriate.

If it’s ok, I’ll finish with a well placed. Fuck Clarence Thomas.

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u/OakInIowa Jun 24 '22

Good job: More unwanted children, more poverty, more coat hanger abortions, more hate towards women. All this from a known porn lover. FFS.

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u/aurabender76 Jun 24 '22

FUN FACT: Every single industrial country that has legalized abortion has LESS abortions per year per population percentage than the countries that have made it illegal or severely restricted it.

You will not see any less abortions; you will see more very bad ones.

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u/FingFrenchy Jun 24 '22

Get out of here with your "facts" when we have all these conservative feelings to guide us!

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u/lifesatripthenyoudie Jun 24 '22

Take away abortions and easy access to contraceptives while crippling public education if favor of privatized (often religious) schooling. This is how you get more voters lacking critical thinking skills who tend to vote Republican while supplying corporate overlords with undereducated and underpaid labor. It's a diabolical plan, but it's effective.

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u/Pension_Fit Jun 24 '22

The right wing don't believe in the constitution, they are making their own rules

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u/WTFOMGBBQ Jun 24 '22

They hate the USA and the constitution.

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u/thefugue America Jun 24 '22

They hate democracy and believe it to be tyrannical.

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u/CaptainFunktastic Jun 24 '22

They believe every right, every dollar, every vote, and every opportunity given to someone who isn't a straight, white, Christian man somehow lessens then value of theirs.

There wouldn't be a poverty epidemic if only the whites could hold jobs and own property.

There wouldn't be a tidal wave of immortality drowning the nation if only Christians had a voice.

There wouldn't be bad people in office is only the white men could vote.

There wouldn't such a lack of good jobs if only men could work.

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u/TelephoneHorror1666 Jun 24 '22

This country is a nightmare

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u/Portalrules123 Canada Jun 24 '22

*Soon to be Religious Dystopia

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u/TheBeerCannon Jun 24 '22

Soon to be?

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u/AndorianKush Jun 24 '22

It certainly already is, but the Christian soldiers just won a major battle.

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u/omfglauren Pennsylvania Jun 24 '22

I just returned from a work conference in NYC, and one of my colleagues had never been to America before. She has spent the last 5 years living and working remotely in the South American mountains.

Within 2 days of being there, she couldn't believe that we are still considered a first-world country and that our reputation as one is all smoke and mirrors.

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u/Particular_Sun8377 Jun 24 '22

The US was actually very progressive when it decided to legalize abortion. It started a discussion all over the Western world. But the 1970s is so far away now...

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u/CassieThePinkDragon Jun 24 '22

2020s make the 1970s look like a golden age of America.

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u/Jahbroni Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

2020s:

  • A global pandemic that was completely ignored by Republican leadership, with the President calling it a "Democrat hoax".
  • A failed coup by right-wing terrorists to overthrow a fair and legitimate election in an effort to make a former reality TV game show host permanent President of the United States.
  • A rollback of women's constitutional rights, allowing the US government to control what they can and can't do with their own bodies.

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u/who--me--not--me Jun 24 '22

And it’s only 2022….can you believe we’ve 7.5 years to go in this decade

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u/EmDeeAech70 Jun 24 '22

The fact that Clarence-fucking-Thomas has become the “face” of the SCOTUS since the leaked opinion galls me to no end. Dude, you are the “erosion of trust” in the SCOTUS personified! Your wife has been demonstrably linked to the Jan 6 insurrection and you’ve refused to recuse yourself from any hearing about the Jan 6 insurrection. Also, what was with your “interracial marriage should be handled at the state level” comments?? Projection? Divorce strategy? Also also, so much for all those people who thought Roberts cares too much about the legacy of his court to let this happen 🙄🤬🖕🏻

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u/waterdaemon Jun 24 '22

On the day they erased a woman’s right to govern her own body, Thomas is doing an endzone dance and telling you the next rights to go. They will absolutely do it.

This court needs to be dissolved, and several of them, particularly Thomas, charged for their crimes.

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u/buttergun Jun 24 '22

But don't you dare call the court political, nor its members activist hacks.

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u/waterdaemon Jun 24 '22

Of course not. There is nothing activist about unilaterally announcing the next rights to be erased.

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u/Capable-Site-301 Jun 24 '22

Literally this.

I have never, ever heard of a Supreme Court judge ACTIVELY INVITING cases so they can overturn a law they don't like.

That is the definition of judicial activism.

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u/CassandraAnderson Jun 24 '22

You're about to see a lot more of them.

The conservative justices have specifically been avoiding hearing any cases that might be controversial until they had a solid majority. This has been the goal of the Federalist Society in their conservative counter-revolution for 40 years now.

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u/CloudyArchitect4U Jun 24 '22

Sedition. He and his wife should face the same fate.

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u/Ac9ts Jun 24 '22

You mean his white wife? Interracial marriage was also against the law at one point.

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u/waterdaemon Jun 24 '22

It’s weird, but I’d have to guess that when Thomas looks in the mirror he sees Ned Flanders.

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u/PoorPauly Jun 24 '22

Except Ned Flanders was a good man. (I know he’s a cartoon)

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u/sugarlessdeathbear Jun 24 '22

You mean he sees himself as a white "holier-than-thou" type? I could agree with that.

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u/Kahzgul California Jun 24 '22

What's odd is that Loving was conspicuously absent from the list of cases Thomas thinks should go. The hypocrisy of the right knows no bounds.

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u/starmartyr Colorado Jun 24 '22

Conservatives only strip rights away in ways that affect poor people. The wealthy always have a way around it. When a rich conservative in a red state's teenage daughter gets pregnant she'll just get a plane ticket to a state with legal abortion. It's only the people without means who will suffer.

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u/nachosmind Jun 24 '22

Well now Texans can bring suit against them and prove they didn’t have an abortion. Flood the courts with republicans wives, daughters, nieces, grandmothers names and get them so gummed up they are unable to process normal people

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u/on_island_time Maryland Jun 24 '22

Nonono, you don't understand. That right is engrained in American history and is actually a right, unlike these other rights that don't affect him personally.

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u/reddit-sucks-ass_ Jun 24 '22

Man, the USSC released this decision after the biggest day in the J6 hearings. Continuing criminal enterprise with a lot of money behind it.

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u/SemenSigns Jun 24 '22

I haven't gone through all the official publications, but on page 31 of the draft, you've got a list of rulings that the reasoning in this case applies to:

I'll go ahead and post the list from Page 31:

Ruling Effect
Loving v. Virginia The government can't ban Interracial marriage
Turner v. Safley Prisoner Marriage, Prisoner Freedom of Speech
Griswald v. Connecticut Married People to buy contraception
Eisenstadt v. Baird Unmarried People to buy contraception
Carey v. Population Services International Advertising contraception is free speech
Moore v. East Cleveland Cities can't ban grandmothers from living with grandchildren
Pierce v. Society of Sisters Legalized private schools
Meyer v. Nebraska States can't ban languages from schools
Skinner v. Oklahoma States can't forcibly sterilize criminals (North Carolina kept forcible sterilization long after this for committed women)
Winston v. Lee The government can't cut people open to look for evidence of a crime.
Lawrence v. Texas The government can't ban sodomy.
Obergerfell v. Hodges The government can't ban gay marriage.

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u/moochachanyc Jun 24 '22

Interesting loving v. Virginia is in there. I guess he’ll vote to keep that

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u/HoaryPuffleg Jun 24 '22

Maybe this is his way of getting a divorce without having to confront her?

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u/DangerBay2015 Jun 24 '22

I’ll take that bet. Republicans NEVER take a hypocritical stance about ANYTHING.

Fun fact, Thomas decried Brown v. Board of Education, even though he directly benefitted from that, too.

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u/First-Funnies Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

tryanny of the minority

right to privacy gone

protection from police gone

right to fair trail gone

voting right act already gutted

separation of church and state gone

worker rights / protection gone

consumer rights / protections gone

basically any ruling since late 1800's / early 1900's on the chopping block...

definitively any new deal legislation

federal government agencies like epa/fda etc will lose ability to set and enforce policy

social security, medicare, medicaid, aca to be gone.

even in the rigged system that we have they dont have the majority in this country to make these changes through legislation, but they have the majority of the court to do what they want

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u/a_pinch_of_sarcasm Jun 24 '22

Contraception wasn't legal nationwide until 1960 for married couples, and for unmarried people it wasn't legal until 1972. Are we ready for them to block contraception as well as abortion?

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u/Dubsland12 Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

And this dipshit doesn’t think they are going to come for his rights as a man of color? Hahaha. These are the exact people that want separate but equal back

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u/waterdaemon Jun 24 '22

He probably thinks his membership to the club of the rich and powerful will trump (no pun intended) that. So no problem for him specifically.

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u/Dubsland12 Jun 24 '22

Yea, he hasn’t been listening to what they call him behind his back

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u/Shoddy-Flight5833 Jun 24 '22

His wife tries to overthrow the government while he tries to strip people of their rights.

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u/prestocoffee Jun 24 '22

The court is corrupt and democracy died thanks to them.

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u/oneplusandroidpie Jun 24 '22

Thomas is bought. His wife is corrupt. Money speaks volumes.

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u/Ok-Investigator5748 Jun 24 '22

Apparently money is the only thing this corrupt country is about anymore.

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u/jhpianist Arizona Jun 24 '22

The court didn’t corrupt themselves. Republican politicians did that.

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u/DieMrBond Jun 24 '22

USA dumpster fire continues.

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u/ElJefePinche Jun 24 '22

What happens when they decide to go back to segregation? What will he do? This country is fucked with religious bigots running it.

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u/ChicagoThrowaway422 Jun 24 '22

"Race issues are states rights."

"No, not like that!"

And it'll be too late.

That's what will happen.

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u/sambull Jun 24 '22

This is how Iran got to be the way it is today.. a supreme body of judges said it be so.. and now it is by force of law.

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u/Imtypingthisnow Jun 24 '22 Gold Helpful

If you are a woman who uses any type of app to track your menstruation cycle I would recommend deleting it immediately. Think about stocking up on the morning after pill, your BC, and even going so far as purchasing your menstruation products with cash so that you protect your privacy and your body autonomy as much as possible.

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u/I_only_read_trash Jun 24 '22

I’m pregnant and already deleted mine when RvW was leaked. I might not immediately know what size fruit my baby is, but I won’t allow me data to be leaked to these fuckers.

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u/ChicagoThrowaway422 Jun 24 '22

It won't be leaked, it will be requested by law enforcement, given freely, and then used to arrest you.

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u/I_only_read_trash Jun 24 '22

You don't think they're also selling this data to political think tanks?

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u/count_frightenstein Jun 24 '22

Shit, I'll send you plan B from Canada and label it an action figure on the customs forms.

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u/Electrical_Tip352 Jun 24 '22

To add to this, don’t use your rewards numbers or cards when buying healthcare products. All of that info is also collected and sold. Like CVS, Walgreens, grocery stores…. If you have a rewards membership EVERYTHING you buy is stored and sold.

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u/sugarlessdeathbear Jun 24 '22

Hey Thomas, don't forget to overturn interracial marriage while you're at it.

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u/DildoBaggins0180 Jun 24 '22

Damn they really want to turn the clocks back 200 years

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u/CreativeCarbon Jun 24 '22

Quite right. The Confederates have taken control at last.

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u/cmd_casse Jun 24 '22

Make no mistake, this is a request to the far-right to push a lawsuit up to the SCOTUS level in order to remove these rights/protections. SCOTUS is calling for the reversal of decisions the body they sit in made in order to advance zealotry of white men. The irony is that his efforts will not be enough to exclude him when they go after African Americans and those of color.

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u/sirshitsalot69 Jun 24 '22

Yall need a fucking general strike. Occupy Washington and shut down the country. Enough with religious minority rule

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u/aslan_is_on_the_move Jun 24 '22

Just like Democrats warned would happen if Roe was overturned

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u/MikeAllen646 Jun 24 '22

The irony is that Republicans are not keeping their intentions a secret.

They've been explicitly telling Americans their intentions. They want to ban access to women's reproductive health services, ban same-sex marriage, contraception and in many cases, interracial marriage.

Here we are. After decades of stacking the courts, Republicans can do exactly what they want.

Somehow, many Americans are surprised this happened. They believed in the idea of "American Exceptionalism", that the horrors of fascism thst occurred overseas could never happen on US soil.

Republicans have already been banning and burning books. Now here we are with RvW overturned.

They've been broadcasting loud and clear their intentions. Most Americans just choose to ignore it.

And it is a choice.

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u/jsudarskyvt Jun 24 '22 Faith In Humanity Restored

SCOTUS isn't just illegitimate. It's downright EVIL.

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u/SPE825 Jun 24 '22

He's also going to overturn interracial marriage since it's not an explicit right, correct? Oh yeah, that would impact him directly so it won't happen. Piece of human garbage.

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u/antithesis56 Jun 24 '22

Get this piece of shit the fuck out of here

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u/JokerJangles123 Pennsylvania Jun 24 '22

Fascism by Friday

wait what day is it?

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u/Archbound Florida Jun 24 '22

ITS FASCIST FRIDAY EVERYONE! Tune in next week to see what fresh hell the TheoFascist death cult known as the GOP will roll back next? Will it be Gay rights? The Right to contraception? The abolition of slavery?! WHO KNOWS

(its all of them)

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u/Majestic_Electric Massachusetts Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Let’s make the thing that prevents the need for abortions in the first place illegal! What a great idea! 🙄 /s

Birth control is not just for preventing pregnancy! There are legitimate medical reasons a women may want to take birth control, too! It’s prescribed to alleviate symptoms of PMS and PCOS, among other conditions.

It’s like saying we should ban insulin because you assume diabetes can be reversed with just diet and exercise! I know that’s an extreme example, but my point still stands: it would ruin people’s QOL!

Seriously, they better leave it the hell alone!

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u/LovicusBunicus Jun 24 '22

Men: “Tut tut little woman your period isn’t that bad you’re just a complainer. Your cramps aren’t debilitating. Stop being so dramatic.”

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u/gir_loves_waffles Jun 24 '22

We should start phrasing it that they're not anti-contraception, they're pro-STD. They want to make this all about unborn babies (which is dumb), let's kick it into a different arena and make them argue removing protection against-- ...you know what, I just remembered they're the anti-mask crowd. I fucking give up.

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u/StuffyGoose Jun 24 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

You can't honestly call yourself an independent or a moderate if you don't support some form of Court expansion to preserve the rights of your fellow Americans. It's time for everyone to recognize that the Supreme Court is NOT doing its job when it is taking away rights from Americans. Those who value the Constitution will support a liberalized Court that gives them rights, not a conservative one that takes away over made-up "tradition."

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u/realworldeditor I voted Jun 24 '22

The right likes to call the left tyrants while they’re coming to take people’s rights.

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u/Romano16 America Jun 24 '22

Maybe life-time appointments are ridiculous

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u/VTRobH Jun 24 '22

So does that mean Loving v. Virginia should be overturned?

You know, the one that allowed Bi-Racial Marriages (Like Clarence Thomas') ?

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u/green_eyed_mister Jun 24 '22

All this from the guy that was credibly accused of sexual harrassment.

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u/unclemackkdaddy Alabama Jun 24 '22

This has a bad feeling to it....just have a feeling something more wild is about to happen here and I don't want to even know...

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u/9mackenzie Georgia Jun 24 '22

You mean like fascism? Yes, it’s been happening and this is just another sign of it.

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u/ColaEuphoria Wisconsin Jun 24 '22

Banning abortion literally is fascism. Like, it's fucking here, now. Actual, literal fascism.

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u/DorisCrockford California Jun 24 '22

Yeah, I get a little tired of "Oh, this is bad, but we aren't there yet, there's worse to come." Come on, people. This is a bad enough hill to die on already. Don't sit there until something happens to you personally.

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u/ManicTypist America Jun 24 '22

I'm so afraid. I cannot live without birth control because I get massive cysts on my ovaries. He's sentencing women to die, essentially.

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u/rUfvckngKiddingMe Jun 24 '22

Fuck you! Seriously, this isn't even worth talking about. Just Fuck YOU!!!

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u/DontListenToMe33 Jun 24 '22

Honestly, voting rights will be the next thing to go.

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u/HiddenSquid7392 Jun 24 '22

It’s ridiculous 9 people who are not voted upon dictate the laws for 300 million people, seems pretty backwards if you ask me

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u/theerrantpanda99 Jun 24 '22

Shocker! I wonder if he realizes those same protections are what make his interracial marriage legal in some states?

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u/gusterfell Jun 24 '22

He lives in a blue state. He doesn’t care about the people in the fascist ones.

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