We are not friends of Clarence Thomas's retrograde interpretation of the Constitution. However, in our view, Thomas is already so entrenched in the far right wing in his opinions that his wife's activities in that same right wing would appear to be as good as irrelevant to his Supreme Court work.
Calmes writes as follows:
"Nonprofit groups with political agendas like Liberty Central are operating in this election cycle under evolving legal and regulatory standards, most notably the ruling last January by the Supreme Court in the Citizens United case, which eased restrictions on independent campaign spending by corporations and unions. In that case, Justice Thomas, long an advocate of dismantling campaign finance restrictions, was in the 5-to-4 majority. Wealthy individuals and some corporations, emboldened by the ruling, are giving to such groups to influence the election but still hide their tracks. "As a political centrist, we see no reason to put artificial restrictions on campaign financing. Money talks. That is the way of the world. Why should a corporate or wealthy individual's dollars be less free in what that dollar can be spent for than people with fewer resources? As it is, many an average man votes his particular pocketbook. You can not leave money out of politics.