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December 11, 2007

On the Right Side: Thomas' book is a must-read

I recently finished a great book that I would highly recommend to everyone, even my liberal friends, as long as they can read it with an open mind.

It is “My Grandfather’s Son,” by Clarence Thomas, associate justice of the U. S. Supreme Court.

It is an inspiring, very moving book about a great man few of us know even a little about. This book, along with an interview on “60 Minutes” and various question-and-answer sessions, illustrates clearly what an intelligent, caring, ethical, moral man he truly is.

It is certainly a picture that the numerous left-leaning groups that opposed his nomination didn’t want us to see. The same holds true for the liberal media that were agenda-driven rather than ethical in their coverage of the confirmation hearings.

He starts out by describing his early years, which constituted a life of poverty that we can only imagine. His father had abandoned the family when Thomas was only 2 years old, and his mother, making only $10 a week, couldn’t support him or his brother. They packed their belongings into a paper bag and moved in with their grandparents. It was his grandfather who taught him the importance of honesty, hard work and especially, self-reliance.

These lessons served him well as he went on to graduate from Holy Cross and then Yale Law School and then have a very distinguished life thereafter.

This is probably why the radical liberal groups hated him so much (and still do). He succeeded without their help or social program crutches they so often champion.

The libs still refuse to accept the truth. They blindly accept the lies spewed forth by Anita Hill, a simple pawn used by bigoted and racist interest groups. He calmly addresses this process and backs himself up with fact after fact, disproving all that was said against him.

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