Monday, May 08, 2023

Clarence Thomas Lets His Light Shine

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No matter what the Left throws at him, Clarence Thomas will be remembered as one of U.S. history's greatest Supreme Court justices.

Under the current smears against him is a story about love, sacrifice, and provision.

And it obliterates the Left’s favorite abortion talking point.

Be informed, not misled.

It was Jesus who instructed us: 

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5: 13-16).

It was John Winthrop, in a 1630 sermon, who proclaimed of America, "We shall be as a city upon a hill."

Many years later, Abram Van Engen published his book titled "City On A Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism," in which he reviewed the rise of a nation founded on values and principles rooted in the words of Jesus and the principles of Scripture.

Ronald Reagan made Jesus' teaching and Winthrop's sermon the centerpiece of his vision for America.

And America became the most blessed, free, prosperous nation in the history of the world---a city on a hill---that tens of millions plot to move to every year. 

Reagan would become one of our most popular and respected US Presidents.

Reagan's former Vice President, George H W Bush, would nominate Clarence Thomas to the United States Supreme Court.

About Clarence Thomas.

From then-Senator Joe Biden's personal assault on Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas to today's news complex, the Left has been out to get Thomas because of his vision for America. And the Constitution. One that the Left viciously disagrees with.

It doesn't matter to them that he is undoubtedly one of---if not the greatest minds to sit on the Supreme Court.

He is also a man of high morals and deep biblical convictions.

Kylee Griswold wrote for The Federalist, "Leftist ideologues in the corporate press can’t stop themselves. Since their 1991 character assassination of Clarence Thomas failed to stick, they’ve twisted themselves in knots to paint the conservative Supreme Court justice as a moral stain. Their latest attack came in the form of a hit piece in ProPublica on Thursday about his family’s close personal friend Harlan Crow paying tuition for the Thomases’ grandnephew, Mark Martin."

Griswold explains the details of what happened and how the rich friend of Thomas sent payments directly to the schools to give Thomas' grandnephew an opportunity in life he would not have otherwise had.

Harlan Crow is a generous multibillionaire who helps lots of people.

Long story short, the Thomases didn’t actually violate any ethical standards. Crow told ProPublica in a statement, “It’s disappointing that those with partisan political interests would try to turn helping at-risk youth with tuition assistance into something nefarious or political.”

Griswold says, "But ProPublica is mad, so it consulted unnamed 'experts' who are also mad to drum up a fake controversy and drag a great American hero into another news cycle. How predictable."

About Mark Martin, the grandnephew.

Also predictable is the propaganda press glossing over details contradicting their favorite narratives, thus missing the real story.

Downplayed by ProPublica’s sorry excuse for journalism are the unsensational facts that Clarence Thomas and his wife took in their 6-year-old grandnephew to nurture and raise him for over a decade until he reached adulthood. These circumstances were familiar to Thomas. As he detailed in his memoir, "My Grandfather’s Son," the justice’s own maternal grandfather raised him and his brother when his single mother could not do so, an upbringing he credits with positively changing the course of his life.

Buried in the third-to-last paragraph of the article is an anecdote from Martin himself that, at one point, Thomas made tangible personal sacrifices to pay for his grandnephew’s private school himself, selling, as Martin described it, “his most prized car.”

On top of that, the Thomases’ close personal friends also cared enough about Martin to contribute meaningfully to the boy’s future.


At its heart, this is really a story about love, sacrifice, and provision — and it obliterates the left’s favorite abortion talking point: that as soon as a baby is born, conservatives no longer care about his or her life.

This ad hominem attack seems to crop up everywhere. Leftists shout it in response to conservative positions on abortion, adoption, and foster care; debates over dumping more money into failing public schools; disagreements over police use of force and self-defense; disputes over gun-control proposals; talks about securing the border; discussions about disastrous government health care policies; and more. Debates must be easy when you control corporate media, entertainment, and Big Tech and can declare uncontested that pro-lifers are morally bankrupt.

In the midst of the left’s dark discourse, however, Thomas is a shining light. While ProPublica and the rest of the corporate media can daily ignore the life-giving work of pregnancy centers, faithful Christians, adoptive parents, pro bono litigators, homeless ministries, thriving classical schools, and other institutions simply by not covering them, they accidentally expose the pro-life posture of true conservatives in seeking to make a monster out of Clarence Thomas.

Their smear fails in more ways than one. It turns out this pro-life architect of the Roe v. Wade takedown does care about life outside the womb.

Clarence Thomas's candle is burning brightly. 

He is what John Winthrop was preaching about.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be VIgilant. Be Engaged. Be Hopeful. Be Prayerful.