"American judge who serves as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
He was nominated by President George H. W. Bush to succeed Thurgood Marshall and has served since 1991.
Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court, after Marshall. Since 2018,
Thomas has been the longest-serving member of the Court with a tenure of over 30 years."
I strive to be like Justice Clarence Thomas. He is truly human.
I asks questions and seek answers from the best possible sources.
When I do this I learn new things all the time.
There are facts I can add to my knowledge.
If I am luck there is life lessons I can experience.
I believe it is the life lessons that make me what I am.
Judge Clarence Thomas "I will absolutely leave the court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours"
May 13, 2022 C-Span
"One of the things I say in response to the Media is when they talk about especially early on about the way I do my job
I will absolutely leave the court when I do my job as poorly as you do yours"
Clarence Thomas: “Right is still right, even if you stand by yourself”
May 17, 2022 The Heritage Foundation
"on a calm day north is still north you can be in a thunderstorm
north is still north people can yell at you north is still north
it doesn't change fundamental things and in this business right is still right even if you stand by yourself"
Justice Sonia Sotomayor Praises Justice Clarence Thomas in Moving Remarks
June 20, 2022 CBN News
“Justice Thomas is the one justice in the building that literally knows every employee’s name, every one of them. . . .
he is a man who cares deeply about the court as an institution, about the people who work there — about people.”
"Is your son ok? how is your daughter doing in college? he is the first one that when my stepfather died sent me flowers in florida
he is a man who keeps cares deeply about the court as a institution about the people who work there
but about people he has a different vision than I do about how to help people"
"A very different philosophy of life but I think we share a common understanding
about people and kindness towards them that's why I can be friends with him and still continue our daily battle"
Grace Notes: Supreme Court's Sotomayor Publicly Reveals Shocking Facts about Clarence Thomas
June 24, 2022 Bill Whittle
"i suspect i've probably disagreed with him more than any other justice
that we have not joined each other's opinions
more than anybody else and yet justice clarence thomas is the
one justice in the building that literally knows every
every one of them and not only does he know their names he remembers their family's names and histories
he's the first who will go up to someone when you're walking with him and say is your son okay how's your daught doing
in college he's the first one that when my step-father died he sent me flowers
in florida he's a man who keeps cares
deeply about the court as an institution about the people who work there but about the people
you really can't begin
to understand an adversary unless you step away from looking at their views as motivated in bad faith but until you
can look at their views and think about what the human reactin is that's motivating those views" - Justice Sotomayor
"there is something so fundementally human about clarence thomas
uh the decency that shines through
uh is and it shines through his public persona which is this one of a quite and stern intellectual
and i think that is i think that is the public face we want and expect and should have out of our judges
i don't want celebrity justices
i don't want celebrity judges any of that stuff they're they're supposed
to sit in judgment it's a serious business and two things i think get me about this and i'm i'll wager
at least one or or both of them get you about it is seeing that without that
warm human being that real
caring human being shine through" Steve Green
"sotomayor's warmth because for the last 30 years now 31 years
we have seen clarence thomas dragged through
the dirt by democrats in in the kind of terms and language and with a persistence that i think might be unique
in supreme court history" Steve Green
"my first instinct my first emotional response was um
in her effort to bring humanity to um clarence thomas she
brought an awful lot of humanity to herself i feel much more highly about sotomayor after hearing that than I did before" Bill Whittle
"if you don't love the people this is probably the wrong job for you and many uh justices are so wrapped up in the
intricacies of law that it becomes what is legal versus what is moral or what is good or what is what is human" Bill Whittle
"how does one get to know all of the names of people who are employed by the supreme court i haven't look up the number
of employees but i imagine there are quite a few folks working in that building how do you get to know that not just their
names but their personal situations and and where thier son's life is headed and what college their daughter's going to and
things like that
that's conversation on an on a deep level on a consistant basis for a involved and lengthy period of time
with these people it's not like you just pass somebody in the hall and say how you doing and they say my daughter went to
yale you know like you have to stop you have to uh have to have a conversation with them" Scott Ott
"i can have a vigorous disagreement with somebody but i don't have to hate them and i can have a charged debate with
somebody but it doesn't mean that i can't admire the kind of person they are and" Scott Ott
Musa al-Gharbi >> I’m a sociologist at Columbia University and a columnist for The Guardian U.S.
"Many assume that Thomas’ rulings flow out of a commitment to conservative orthodoxy, fervent Christianity, or partisan politics. The truth is much more interesting than that, albeit perhaps more unsettling.
Thomas’ alignment with the Republican Party seems to be driven first and foremost by a deep mistrust of white liberals, the institutions they control, and the policies they try to advance in the name of ‘social justice.’ This mistrust was widely shared among black activists of his generation. Malcolm X, for instance, famously declared:
“In this deceitful American game of power politics, the Negros (i.e. the race problem, the integration and civil rights issues) are nothing but tools, used by one group of whites called Liberals against another group of whites called Conservatives, either to get into power or to remain in power…""
"Thomas did not just embrace Malcolm X. Corey Robin highlights that he also “championed the Black Panther leader Kathleen Cleaver and the Communist Party member Angela Davis, who were in flight from the American government because of radical involvements and allegations of criminal activity.”"
"In his Supreme Court confirmation hearings, when asked what he majored in, Thomas answered “English Literature.” When asked about his minor, he famously answered, “Protest.”"
"Robin notes that in the aftermath of King’s assassination, “by his own report, Thomas has a realization that nobody is going to do anything for black people. And by nobody, he means white liberals and white leftists."
"Thomas noted in a recent interview that people regularly assume he has difficulties around other Black people by virtue of his politics. “It’s just the opposite,” he declared. “The only people with whom I’ve had difficulties are white, liberal elites who consider themselves the anointed and us the benighted … I have never had issues with members of my race.”"
"Judge THOMAS. Well, I transferred to Holy Cross for my sophomore year and I majored in English literature. People would ask
me why I majored in English literature, and my response has been,
and it is accurate, I majored in English literature as a second language. I simply did not have the capacity to speak and use English
at a level that I thought necessary to function in this society, so I
decided to major in English. I had been fortunate enough in the
seminary to have had Latin, to have had German, and to have had
French, which all were helpful in teaching grammar, but I needed
English, I needed to be immersed in something that I found painfully difficult, and that was the basis of my major.
Senator HEFLIN. What did you minor in?
Judge THOMAS. I think protest. [Laughter.]
Senator HEFLIN. Protest?" pg 373 above marked as pg 367 middle of page of pdf file
"Senator HEFLIN. At Holy Cross, of course, you were proud of that
time that you had been involved in demonstrations. In Karen Tumultree's Los Angeles Times article, it says,
In combat boots and army fatigues and sometimes a leather tarn of the Black Panthers, Clarence looked the part of the angry radical, as he strolled down the campus
of Holy Cross College. He opposed the Vietnam War, but helped found the College
Black Student Union. Thomas' most notable act of defiance came after a 1969 protest against the parents of a recruiter from General Electric Company, a company
that had been heavily involved in the Vietnam War. Thomas was one of a group of
black students who believed that blacks had been unfairly singled out and disciplined by campus officials. They walked off, effectively resigned from the college in
protest. The protestors didn't wear T-shirts and jeans, but suits and ties. Later, they
were granted amnesty and allowed to return.
Other articles would indicate that you led a protest against the
South African investments of Holy Cross trustees. Is that a description that is fairly accurate of your attitude and your participation
in various protests and affairs of that time?
Judge THOMAS. Senator, I think as I have attempted to indicate
over the past few days, that I have always been—not always, but
throughout my adult life and perhaps since the age of 16 or 17,
very much involved and interested in all of these issues.
When I went to Holy Cross, there was as tremendous amount
going on, and one of the areas that was of great concern to me was
what I perceived at that age as injustices in our society, and what I
attempted to do was to be involved and to protest and be active in
protesting what I thought were injustices in a way that is permitted in our society."
pg 373 (bottom of page) to pg 374 (top of page) of pdf file
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