Hearings on Clarence Thomas

In "A 'Back to the Kitchen' Nominee?" (Commentary, Sept. 5), Nancy Campbell and Marcia Greenberger ascribe to Judge Clarence Thomas a "reliance on original intent." But nowhere in his writings does Thomas give favorable mention to the original intent theory that Robert Bork propounded. Instead, he has argued that our fundamental rights as human beings rest on something greater than mere tradition or fiat--that they exist by nature.

If Campbell and Greenberger fear that Thomas will interpret the 14th Amendment to force them back into the kitchen, they might well review his eight years as chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which he fought diligently against discrimination in the workplace.

DANIEL C. PALM, Director

Center for the Study of the Natural Law

The Claremont Institute

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