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Every time I write this column, I fret over the many important issues in the news that I didn’t get to. But I’m determined to try to keep a balance of hard news stories with some lighter ones, so I have to let some issues slide, knowing I’ll get to them later.
This week seemed to be especially active in racism and democracy doomsday. But I’ve thrown in a couple treats to take the edge off.
Ginni Thomas pressed Wisconsin lawmakers to overturn Biden’s 2020 victory (The Washington Post)
Summary: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s wife, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, a conservative activist, tried to influence lawmakers in two states—Arizona and Wisconsin—to break the law by overturning the 2020 presidential election. She sent emails on Nov. 9th, a few days after the election was called for Biden by most news media.
My Take: This may not seem like a major story to some, but when the wife of a Supreme Court Justice attempts to undermine national elections and thwart democracy, then there should be major concern. Given her high-profile pimping for conservatives, there is no way her husband did not know what she was doing. Yet, keeping silent about this political attack on our country is a clear violation of his oath of office.
Thomas’s email read: “Please stand strong in the face of media and political pressure. Please reflect on the awesome authority granted to you by our Constitution. And then please take action to ensure that a clean slate of Electors is chosen for our state.” I guess she saw no irony in the fact that her email might be considered a form of “political pressure.”
Sadly, we have so many candidates for Most Ethically Corrupt Justice, but Clarence Thomas, based on his comments and decisions, is easily the least intelligent of the bunch. He should be a role model for Black children and a point of pride for all Black people. Instead of illuminating the path for our country’s future, he sheds no light, only reflecting what his wealthy masters want. His open campaign against the rights of women, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized people in order to continue the status quo is the definition of being ethically corrupt.