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jstahl November 5th, 2017 7:13pm

Justice Clarence Thomas on the national anthem protests: "WHEN I WAS A KID, EVEN AS WE HAD LAWS THAT HELD US APART THERE WERE THINGS THAT WE HELD DEAR THAT WE ALL HAD IN COMMON,. WHAT BINDS US? WHAT DO WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON ANYMORE?"

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chinito Florida
11/06/17 5:31 am

He is right. Today we even have people that justify Fascism and Communism.

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lcamino Florida
11/05/17 3:44 pm

Reading comprehension seems to be a problem for most who have answered this poll. Either that, or the racist idea that black people aren’t really black unless they are liberal democrats. Thomas grew up poor and black. I value the experiences that he had. He has acknowledged the discrimination and hardships he had to overcome. He is saying that one thing that united all Americans was love of country. That is what we no longer have.

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Uberexciter Tennessee
11/05/17 6:25 pm

That's the way I understood it.

timeout Boston Strong
11/05/17 2:42 pm

Wow! Talk about a man being blind to the then and now? Does judge Thomas remember anything about Jim Crow...Or the injustices that young black man face today?

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lcamino Florida
11/05/17 3:23 pm

Yeah, I guess growing up poor and black disqualifies his opinion. In the time period that he mentioned there were many difficulties for black people. He is saying that despite this, there were things that everyone had in common, such as love and respect for our country.

JustHarry FL
11/05/17 1:12 pm

The CONSTITUTION holds us together. No matter the political party, we sometimes stray from the intentions the forefathers, but it has lasted over 200 years and served us well.

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mudkip17 United States of Texas
11/05/17 1:06 pm

so the national anthem is the only thing we had in common? sounds like a pretty diversive individual...

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commonman1 Peace
11/05/17 2:04 pm

Some people can find fault with whatever another says. You sound not like a divider than him.

mudkip17 United States of Texas
11/05/17 2:08 pm

in a divider because I believe there is more that unites us than a song played before a sporting event?

lcamino Florida
11/05/17 3:26 pm

He is speaking of love and respect of country. When there was so much to divide the races, we all had this in common.

commonman1 Peace
11/05/17 3:35 pm

It obvious that song people are using to divide us. Anyone can be a divider

jstahl Build that wall
11/06/17 6:11 am

He wasn't saying only the anthem. But his quote was in response to a question about the anthem protests. He was speaking in broader terms, the anthem protests are just a symptom of a larger problem. But I was running out of letters for my question and couldn't say all of that. I think this article by Matt Walsh sums it up pretty well. www.dailywire.com/news/22437/united-states-america-no-longer-exists-matt-walsh

Metamorphosis
11/05/17 12:51 pm

The right of a man to sexually abuse women and stand for the national anthem are two things he holds dear. It good to see conservative hypocrites on our nation's highest court.

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proudGA New Jersey
11/05/17 12:35 pm

When justice Clarence Thomas was a kid there was literally a black liberation movement and he wasn’t allowed to hold public office. He can kiss my ass with this things used to be so great bullshit.

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