Dignity

A sitting judge in the U.S. Supreme Court just wrote the following in his dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges:

“Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them. And those denied governmental benefits certainly do not lose their dignity because the government denies them those benefits. The government cannot bestow dignity, and it cannot take it away.”

That’s Clarence Thomas – I leave the ‘of course’ to the reader. I’m speechless, this is so far from reality as to only be the product of an ivy tower and a job for life.

All I can really say is he’s dead wrong – dangerously so – and he should pray every night he never as cause to experience this particular corner of the real world in these United states.

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