Everyone is talking about this of course:
“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?”
Most of the discussion has focussed on the idea of having too many right, but my question is this: how fucking scary is the idea of a government-authored Bill of Obligations? If that doesn’t sound like Stalin or Pol Pot or Orwell, I don’t know what does.
Update. In the comments, T-Rex writes:
Now I am absolutely thrilled to go see him speak at the U of M Law School the day after tomorrow.
It would be interesting to see if someone can get Thomas to comment on the Coleman-Franken race at this event. I wouldn’t be shocked to see Thomas express the opinion that Coleman deserves to win.