IT’S AN ASS
We have a Department of Justice and many divisions of Justice Courts, but they have nothing to do with JUSTICE. They are courts of law and laws have never been just. I remember a syllogism from college, back when they taught logic, that went like this:
There are bad people so we need laws
People make the laws
ERGO- we have bad laws
We then hire people to enforce those laws even when they are empirically unjust. Have we already forgotten the US Marshalls who dragged the runaway slaves back to their Massa’s or the “GOOD” German soldiers who pushed Jews into boxcars. Both, plus many more, doing their job, earning their paycheck by enforcing the law. At some point, personal responsibility must supersede the law. Let’s look at the ridiculous stupidity of a few laws.
1 – THE INTELLIGENT ONE WINS
Because of the statute of limitations, the incompetent crook goes to prison, while the crook who pulls it off competently enjoys the pleasure of their UNJUST deed.
2 – THE INCOMPETENT ONE WINS
Because they complete the job as intended, a competent murderer goes to prison or may even lose their life, receives a lesser sentence under attempted murder – why is attempted murder any less evil or just than murder.
3 – PSYCHOLOGICAL DENIAL
I’m not talking about the denial of a kid with chocolate all over their face saying they didn’t eat the cookies. I had the pleasure of working at a crisis center at one time. They worked with abused children and spouses. The trauma can be shut out for extended periods but the law is only interested in the law, not justice. Example, a woman is dragged into an alley and is being raped – she reaches around her and finds a steel pipe. If she uses it to make oatmeal out of the bastard’s brain, she’s a hero – I guarantee you the mayor and every politician will use her for photo-ops. But if she goes into denial and does the exact same thing a year later, when she sees him, goes and gets a steel pipe, then sneaks up behind him and commits the JUST deed, every prosecutor who wants to be Governor will charge her with murder
4 – CONCLUSION
Let’s at least stop the hypocrisy by changing the Department of Justice to the Law Department and all the justice courts to law enforcement courts. Also, let’s get rid of that concept which says if the law allows it, then it’s OK – I can still hear Janet Reno words,”… we obeyed the law. we did everything right.” Seems to me that a hell of a lot of people died – and as the media always emphasizes, many were children. But again, I guess it’s right because it’s legal. If you believe in heaven, you had better hope God is more just than this crap!