Monday, February 28, 2011

The Sound of Silence and Clarence Thomas

Justice Thomas has given a speech which he finished with these words:
Thomas closed by citing a quote from Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. – “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” – which Thomas said he has on a sign hanging in his chambers.
“And what I think is important for you all, is that when you see people standing in defense of what’s right, that you make sure that your voice is not remembered as one of the silent,”
You can watch the speech at Politico. What you don't necessarily get there is this:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has passed a unique anniversary. As of Tuesday, it has been five years since he asked a question at the court's oral argument — a phenomenon unmatched in recent history.
The Sound of Silence