If you thought pubic hairs on a soda can were Clarence Thomas’ only problem, you better think again. The man has shown nothing but disrespect for the rights of the working people of this nation since the first day his butt started warming his Supreme Court bench, and here comes another example. There’s a case headed to the Supreme Court this spring involving Monsanto and their dangerous GMO alfalfa seeds.
In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case which could have an enormous effect on the future of the American food industry. This is Monsanto’s third appeal of the case, and if they win a favorable ruling from the high court, a deregulated Monsanto may find itself in position to corner the markets of numerous U.S. crops, and to litigate conventional farmers into oblivion.
You can read the rest of the article detailing this case here, but the most important thing you need to know, and need to help your friends and neighbors find out, is that Justice Clarence Thomas has a major conflict of interest in this case and, so far, he refuses to recuse himself from it.
You see, from 1976 – 1979, Clarence Thomas worked as an attorney for Monsanto. I don’t know about you, but regardless of how he and the agricultural giant parted ways it appears to me that Justice Thomas’ objectivity in this case is blatantly compromised. Not to mention his track record of siding with corporations and against living, breathing people.
Another Justice, Stephen Breyer, has stepped aside because his younger brother ruled on the case in a lower court. Breyer is to be commended for trying to uphold the integrity of his high office by distancing himself from this case. Clarence Thomas, on the other hand, appears to be keeping his own tradition of shitting in the face of justice and fairness in this country.
Our government is fouled up beyond all recognition and the Supreme Court is just one symptom of the much bigger problem. The arrogance and contempt Justice Thomas and others on that bench have shown in recent years is undeniable. There is no respect for the law nor desire to do the right thing among these and many other members of our government today. It’s time to throw the baby out with the bath water and start over.