WASHINGTON — Into the heightened political atmosphere between the Supreme Court and the Obama administration comes now Virginia Thomas, the conservative activist and wife of Justice Clarence Thomas.
She is the founder of a new nonprofit lobbying and political-organizing group catering to the "citizen activists" of the "tea party" movement.
Virginia "Ginni" Thomas says Liberty Central Inc. will educate motivated citizens to "preserve freedom and reaffirm the core founding principles," according to the group's Web site, and will serve as a way for concerned Americans to "make a difference in the fight for liberty and against the liberal Washington agenda."
Virginia Thomas did not return calls Monday. But she said in an interview with a conservative blogger at a meeting of the Conservative Political Action Committee last month that she had left her job working for a small college because of her concern that the country is off-track.
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"We've got to get the Constitution back to a place where it means something ... or we're headed for tyranny," she told blogger Ed Morrissey.