Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas slammed liberal activists protesting the national anthem, in a rare televised interview.
Appearing on Fox News, Thomas cited his upbringing in the Jim Crow-era South as reason he’s proud of today’s United States.
“What binds us? What do we all have in common anymore? We have to think about that. When I was a kid, even as we had laws that held us apart there were things that we held dear that we all had in common,” said Thomas. “We always talk about ‘E Pluribus Unum’ (out of many, one.) What’s our ‘unum’ (one) now? We have the ‘pluribus’ (many.)”
“Some people have decided that the Constitution isn’t worth defending, that history isn’t worth defending, that the culture and principles aren’t worth defending,” Thomas continued, “…if you’re in my position they have to be worth defending. That’s what keeps you going. That’s what energizes you.”