Clarence Thomas

A Quote by Clarence Thomas on america, belief, individuality, and philosophy

I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.

Clarence Thomas

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A Quote by Clarence Thomas on argument, authority, certainty, congress, constitution, exercise, existence, freedom, government, limitations, nature, possessions, religion, sales, and speech

The Constitution, in addition to delegating certain enumerated powers to Congress, places whole areas outside the reach of Congress' regulatory authority. The First Amendment, for example, is fittingly celebrated for preventing Congress from "prohibiting the free exercise" of religion or "abridging the freedom of speech." The Second Amendment similarly appears to contain an express limitation on the government's authority....This Court has not had recent occasion to consider the nature of the substantive right safeguarded by the Second Amendment. If, however, the Second Amendment is read to confer a personal right to "keep and bear arms," a colorable argument exists that the Federal Government's regulatory scheme, at least as it pertains to the purely intrastate sale or possession of firearms, runs afoul of that Amendment's protections.

Clarence Thomas

Source: 1997, Concurrence, Printz v. United States

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A Quote by Clarence Thomas on government, laws, and respect

Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.

Clarence Thomas

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