In a rare television interview with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas echoed a cornerstone tenet of the California Calexit Campaign, saying he doesn’t know what we as country have in common anymore.

Laura Ingraham: “Are you surprised that — how things are still so rancorous in the United States today about foundational issues?”

Clarence Thomas: “No, I’m not surprised. I mean, what binds us? What do we all have in common anymore? I think we have to think about that. I think this is — when I was a kid, even as we had laws that held us apart, there were things that we held dear and that we all had in common. And I think we have to — we always talk about E pluribus unum. What’s our unum now? We have the pluribus. What’s the unum?”

Justice Thomas is right. Things have changed in this country and we are no longer united by lofty ideals or principles that supercede the partisan and ideological differences that divide us. Nostalgic attachments to the unity of the United States are just that – nostalgia.

This is one of the reasons the California Calexit Campaign exists – more and more, people in California are realizing that the best people to govern California are Californians – not Texans, Wisconsites, or Georgians, or the people of the other states with whom we share less and less in common every day.

Later in the interview, Justice Thomas reiterated his comments saying, “I don’t know what it is that we have, we can say instinctively, we have as a country in common.”

  1. Dan A. JOEL says:

    When I talk to people who believe that the United States is still ONE UNITED country, I feel like, what I imagine, thinking people felt after they had read, digested, and accepted Galileo Galilei’s Sun Centered Theory, but were forbidden by the church from accepting it as true and scientific. To a lesser degree, this is what intelligent people must feel–even today– when other folks deny that Darwin’s Theory of Evolution is scientifically solid & true.
    To claim that the United States is–as it h a d been — one nation, rather than two nations irreconcilably divided by beliefs, ethics, philosophy of governing, intellect, education, aspirations, and so forth and so on, is bizarre. It is the functional equivalent of denying the indisputable truths expounded by Galilei, Darwin, Climate Change scientists, and a myriad of other scientific theories (For example,Not-a-flat Earth; gravity; Newton’s laws, Pasteur; Mme. Curie, DNA, etc. etc, etc.).
    It may be sad to adhere to the fiction of One Nation, but it is wiser to divorce oneself from this and recognize that the process is and has been irreversible.
    For once in my life, I AGREE with Justice Thomas — I am quite sure that it will never happen again — but I cannot deny a Truth when it stares me in the face, no matter who says it. Calexit is one way to solve the issue. It does have significant logistical problems, of course, but ignoring the need for it won’t solve these issues at all. While we’re at it, I hope that other Enlightened States will join California to form an independent nation with us.

  2. I am surprised the movement gives voice to a “US Supreme Court Justice” to further our aims towards independence. There are so many fine Californians who would better represent the long term goals and aspirations of the Citizens of the New Republic. If our new nation is to become a reality, we have to harden our resolve against outside influence and agitators. VIVA LA REVOLUTION!!!!

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