Skip to comments.The Rule of Law & Natural Rights
Posted on 07/29/2010 3:54:53 PM PDT by Silverfiddle
Government in all its actions is bound by rules fixed and announced beforehand--rules which make it possible to foresee with fair certainty how the authority will use its coercive powers in given circumstances and to plan ones individual affairs on the basis of this knowledge."He explains that the Rule of Law should not be ad hoc, but it should be the rules of the game, predictable and understandable, allowing free people to exercise their rights while refraining from violating the rights of others. No exemptions for government or for special groups. No leeway for arbitrary exercise of power by bureaucratic fiefdoms. The tax code alone violates this principle.
...The use of the governments coercive power will no longer be limited and determined by pre-established rules. The law can ... legalize what to all intents and purposes remains arbitrary action.The rule of law is a good and right exercise of the coercive power of government to protect the natural rights of the people. What we have today is a grotesque perversion of that Lockean principle that inspired our founders.
If the law says that such a board or authority may do what it pleases, anything that board or authority does is legal--but its actions are certainly not subject to the rule of law.
By giving the government unlimited powers, the most arbitrary rule can be made legal; and in this way a democracy may set up the most complete despotism imaginable
What are you talking about?
He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Clinton lied to a court while under oath. Whether the subject of the lie was sex or space travel or corn flakes, or whatever, is quite beside the point.
From the flyleaf:
Which Democrats never bothered to examine the evidence - because they didn't want to know.
Which GOP Senator shouted, "I don't care if you prove that Clinton raped a woman and then stood up and shot her dead - you're not going to get 67 votes."
Why Democrats and Republicans conspired to conceal the most damning evidence of impeachable, even criminal offenses.
How Clinton tried to keep his women quiet.
I am not defending Clinton! Republicans kept saying "rule of law" every 10 seconds without ever explaining what it was. By their definition, every criminal act is a violation of the rule of law.
That is not what the term means, as I explain the part no one bothered to read.
When you toss a turd into a punchbowl, don’t expect your guests to remark kindly on your once tasty punch.
BTW, an impeachment is a political proceeding, not judicial.
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