In the wake of the Supreme Court’s overruling of abortion rights, the pro-abortion left has viciously attacked Justice Clarence Thomas more so than any of the other jurists in the majority, including Justice Samuel Alito who actually wrote the majority opinion that struck down the precedent set by 1973’s Roe v. Wade.
Joining in the visceral attacks on Thomas was The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg, who absurdly warned the conservative black justice that his interracial marriage and even his status as a free man were under threat by his fellow Republicans, the Daily Wire reported.
Goldberg, in a rather hyperbolic and inarticulate manner, was almost certainly making reference to a non-controlling concurrence written by Thomas which suggested that certain other court precedents on unenumerated rights set by the same faulty judicial reasoning as Roe ought to be further scrutinized at some point in the future.
Goldberg’s absurd claims against Thomas
The unhinged rant by Goldberg began with her laughable claim to be “pro-life” even as she railed against the court’s ruling that overturned Roe and sent the issue of abortion back to the individual states to be regulated.
At one point in mid-rant, she said, “What’s next? As Clarence Thomas is signaling, they would like to get rid of contraception. Do you understand, sir? No, because you don’t have to use it.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin interjected to say, “Everything is on the menu now. Contraception is on the menu. Gay marriage is now possibly going to be overturned. Affirmative Action is no more.” Goldberg wasn’t finished, though, and proclaimed angrily of Thomas, “He better hope — we were not in the Constitution either. We were not even people in the Constitution.”
“You better hope that they don’t come for you, Clarence, and say you should not be married to your wife who happens to be white,” she added. “Because they will move back, and you better hope that nobody says, you know, well, you’re not in the Constitution. You’re back to being a quarter of a person because that’s not going to work either.”
“You better hope that they don’t come for you, Clarence!” Whoopi Goldberg suggests interracial marriage and even slavery could be back on the table after Roe v. Wade flip. pic.twitter.com/Ukd9GlqY51
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) June 27, 2022
Goldberg’s ignorance on display
With regard to Justice Thomas’ marriage to a white woman, Goldberg was referencing the 1967 precedent set by Loving v. Virginia, which blocked states from enforcing bans against interracial marriage, and which relied on the equal rights and due process protections extended to all citizens by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.
As for Goldberg’s insinuation that Thomas could be rendered a non-person and slave once more, as in the time of the nation’s founding, that would be directly prohibited from occurring based on the Constitution’s Thirteenth Amendment, which outlawed slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States.
Finally, the View co-host inaccurately asserted that Thomas could once again be considered a “quarter of a person,” which was likely in reference to the Three-Fifths Clause of Article I, Sec. 2 of the Constitution — a controversial compromise dealing with the tricky question of how to count slaves, who didn’t have rights and couldn’t vote, in terms of federal apportionment and representation, which was essentially repealed and superseded by the Fourteenth Amendment.
Goldberg, like so many other ill-informed but incredibly loud voices on the left, has no idea what she is talking about here, and her verbal assault on Justice Thomas would be laughable if it weren’t so disgustingly revealing of the proud ignorance of so many who disagree without understanding what the Supreme Court actually did.