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Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. And great to be together. Thank you for being here. We’ve got a great program today, one that will feature a very interesting interview. Recorded ahead of time with George Galloway. George Galloway is retired, excuse me. He is a former member of the British Parliament, served for almost 30 years. He’s still a politician. He’s run for office recently, and he’s out there. He’s also a commentator on BBC and other networks, as well as also on RT America, where I appear with him, we’ll talk with him. Lengthy interview. It’s really great. I think you’ll enjoy it.
And I think it will make you stop and think. He is a Liberal. But his opinions, his positions are quite extraordinary. For a Liberal on immigration, for example, we’ll talk about that. He has a view that immigration, you can only allow people to come into your country that are going to fit in. And so that’s a little different than Liberal. So we’ll talk with him.
Well, let’s start today What You Need to Know. And if you’re following me on Twitter or on Facebook or if you go over to Pro America Report, you’ll see my daily email, the WYNK, What You Need to Know press releases for the last day or so, I have been celebrating and encouraging others to celebrate 30 years, the 30th anniversary of Justice Clarence Thomas on the US Supreme Court on October 23. On Saturday. Over this weekend, it will be the 30th anniversary of Justice Thomas and his service on the court.
Truly extraordinary in terms of American greatness, there might be no better example of success, Clarence Thomas. And if you haven’t seen the great documentary, I think it’s called Equal Under the Law, about his life. The great thing about it is that the documentary that Michael Pack put together was done primarily with over, I think it’s over 30 hours, 20 or 30 hours of just Clarence Thomas talking about his life. This comes on the heels, earlier in the week, we had Carrie Severino on she spoke about the book, Clarence Thomas. I’m sorry. The book is called, the documentary is called Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his own words and extraordinary. And then also he has a book about his family, a memoir that came out recently on Audible. In his own reading, he was produced by himself as the narrator, as the reader on Audible as you know, so extraordinary. But listen, his greatness comes, I think, from his clarity of vision on the Court, he will be regarded as one of the really important thinkers about the Constitution and about the role of the court, but also his life, his career. He came from literally nothing. His family was a real difficult mess. His mother was a nice lady it seemed. But she couldn’t keep it up, keep up with him and his brother. So she sent him to live with his grandparents. And that story in itself, he really came from nothing. He went in the seminary to be a Catholic priest and left the seminary disgusted with what he heard, some racism and some inappropriate comments. And also he just decided it wasn’t what he was going to do and he didn’t have anywhere to go.
And this is where I have a little touch of my own personal life. He was given a scholarship to go to the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. A Jesuit priest named Father Brooks was trying to get good, qualified young people, kids out of poverty, especially African Americans. And he just gave him a scholarship.
By the way, a lot of this is covered in the book. It’s My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir by Clarence Thomas. My Grandfather’s Son. It’s a tribute to his grandfather, but it’s a memoir.
So he gets to Holy Cross, and he makes it a life out of there. Goes to Yale Law School. At the time he’s an angry leftist, I think, at Holy Cross almost the whole time he was there and he becomes more conservative, goes and gets jobs. And he goes and practices law in Missouri.
The Attorney General of the state of Missouri, Jack Danforth, hired him, went to practice corporate law. I think it was with Monsanto. Could have been with another St. Louis company for a year or two, ends up working in the Reagan Administration. And he catches the attention of the Reagan Administration and whammo. He’s on the DC Court of Appeals, federal Court of Appeals, and then to the Supreme Court.
What an extraordinary life. And then the confirmation becomes one of the more epic battles in American history. Just extraordinary. So please have a good thought. Do some reading. There are some tributes, I think in the Washington, Wall Street Journal. There’s one. There’s some tributes around. Have a good thought, a good memory, a good moment or more thinking and celebrating Clarence Thomas and his great life as well as his great role on the US Supreme Court. So I certainly will.
Okay, we’re going to take a break, everybody. When we come back, we got this extraordinary interview with George Galloway. And then we also will talk with Jim Sedlak. We’ll cover all that.
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We’ll take a break. Everybody we’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report, back in a moment.