In politics, there is a scenario that has long been referred to as the revolving door. The revolving door scenario is when individuals in high public office rotate between the public and private sector. It runs contrary to the concept of a free democracy, by creating a direct conflict of interest between politicians and corporations. We need our politicians and lawmakers to be unbiased and impartial when working for the citizens of the United States. When people in high governmental positions were formerly employed in high corporate offices, it create bias toward the corporations, resulting in a country controlled by money and corporations rather than one controlled by the citizens as a whole.
Before taking his seat in the Supreme Court in 1991, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was employed as a corporate lawyer for Monsanto where he worked from 1976 to 1979. He has always been an advocate of genetically engineered foods, and his work in the Supreme Court has demonstrated that. Since taking his seat in the Supreme Court, he has shown a continuous bias and favoritism toward Monsanto and GMO production, meanwhile blatantly ignoring the will of the citizens.
In all courts except the Supreme Court, there are conflict-of-interest laws in place that require all judges to withdraw from a case where a conflict-of-interest is present. In the Supreme Court, however, the judges are given the choice to withdraw, but are not legally obligated to. Thereby, Clarence Thomas is legally permitted to oversee all cases dealing with Monsanto unless he chooses to withdraw, which up until now he has never done.
It is impossible for Clarence Thomas to remain impartial in these cases. Given that he is unwilling to be fair and ethical in his position by willfully withdrawing from cases regarding Monsanto, Justice Clarence Thomas is unfit to serve on the Supreme Court. If you feel that Clarence Thomas should resign from the Supreme Court, make your voice heard by signing this petition.