Skip to comments.U.S. NO LONGER REPRESENTS JUSTICE - RULES FOR LITTLE PEOPLE ONLY
Posted on 09/03/2006 5:23:24 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
"Only little people pay taxes." Leona Helmsley said, didn't she? Well, that statement represents reality more than people realize. No, it's not just the taxes that are the issue. The overriding issue making so many people angry these days is the LACK of uniform justice in this country (and the world for that matter). Law after law is passed and who follows those laws?
The honest people try. The little people have to. I personally know that in almost all workplaces, people are chafing under oppressive management which sets attendance rules, policy, etc. that the employees are expected to follow to a tee or be terminated. Retail managers must follow explicit rules about markdowns, product placement, marketing (pro-gay quite often), dress code, etc.; teachers have to modify homework and tests for "special students", be VERY careful about what they say; no pocket knives (because the students can't have one); etc., bank employees have to change the way they deal with customers who deposit or handle large amounts of cash almost every day because the government is trying to track every $; police must handle lawbreakers with TLC and that is the tip of the iceberg for what they face and lawyers are standing over everyone's shoulder waiting to make a dollar on the slightest misstep anyone might make. Life is definitely unfair.
The irony of it all is that rule after rule is made and law-abiding citizens trying to hold on to a vestige of honesty are suffering under massive oppression. The very wealthy and the criminals, though, often enjoy loophole after loophole not available to the "little" people. As a matter of fact, criminals quite often don't follow ANY rule if no one is standing over them watching. It doesn't matter what regulation government passes, a criminal is not going to notice that a store is already closed before entering, the light is red, it is illegal to enter the nation without documentation, you're not allowed to sell that drug without a prescription, you're not supposed to sell THAT drug at all, girls under 18 are not suitable for sexual relations generally, sex with a woman without her consent is not generally allowed (Depends on the culture, doesn't it?), sex between men and boys is largely not tolerated, you're not supposed to take money from people by pointing a gun in their faces, you really shouldn't kill people from whom you've taken money if they give it up and plead for their lives, blah, blah, blah.
Where are we getting all of this? Well, moral collapse is the root cause -- people do not wish to turn to the source of good, that is God and His Word. But I digress. Lawyers have en masse contributed to all of this. They have come to see themselves as gods. They believe they can decide who should see justice and who should be exonerated. And, if it suits their purposes or the accused has enough money -- Presto! You receive your "Get out of Jail" card! Well, the nation slides down the slope as this continues and worsens daily.
We go to work. We are reprimanded for minor offenses. We watch the news. We see illegal aliens running the Mexican flag to the top of the pole on U.S. Federal property (Post Office) and nothing being done about it whereas if we, the citizen, were to vandalize one inch of Postal Property we would be arrested immediately. I wanted to argue about having been let go from the Postal Service for being too slow years ago when I worked for them and was told by the postmaster that if I showed up on the property again -- I would be arrested (and he couldn't even be nice when he said it). We see people chewed out and fired for policy violations at work while politicians hold huge sums of illicit cash right in their congressional offices. Homeowners would be reamed out by the codes officer if they let too many cars park in their yard while illegal aliens seem to have exclusive rights to neighborhood parking lots on their front lawns. I could go on forever listing the inequities and expect those reading this to add a few. The lack of justice IS one of the biggest problems facing the United States.
We have had to follow the rules for our entire lives. Now, we have classes of people who not only don't follow the rules, they're robbing, raping and killing us as they go along. I don't know what the overall solution is going to be but something's going to have to change. This simply can NOT continue. We have a vacuum of leadership and it will eventually be filled -- probably with a despot. I've said my piece and that will be it for a while. I suffer patiently remembering that God is not partial and has clearly stated that "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."
That pretty well sums it up. Wonder who will read it?
You'll have to enlighten me on the "piffle" thing. I'm Bob and my other brother is Bob.
Couldn't have said it better.
You're correct about the leadership void. People will eventually demand someone on a white horse to straighten things out.
Poor baby. He's mad. He claims he never broke a rule and got away with it. I wonder who's in all those jails, anyway.
This is supposed to be tongue in cheek, right?
It is true; we little people are told when to pee and where, and if we miss the pot, we are discarded. All the while the big dogs pee where they will.
Your right!! Elves, pixies, ferries, leperchauns and all the other little people have the most say!!
When was the last time you saw the 'Green Giant' on TV? Never. The *ing Kepler Elves are the only ones on commericals now.
We are making a stand though. We got rid of the 'head' 'little person' Sen. Daschle in 04, and we'll take out any other 'little' person that gets in our way!!
Whoa, man- don't say that too loudly, I think that's what got us the Clintons...
(...and will probably go on for 500 posts.)
I read it; it's a terrific post -- and a terrific read. I appreciated it immensely.
I would add celebrities to the list, as their fame (not as much fortune as fame) helps them get a free ride. Which in turn only aggrevates the rest of us.
And for the issue of "may the punishment fit the crime", I know many people at work fed up with errant sports figures getting $100,000 fines for public acts of lewdity. Those folks make millions each year. It's pennies to them, and any fines incurred don't discourage them in the future.
The original poster is correct; things are so out of hand that it's possible only a despot will fill the vacuum. If that happens, let's hope the despot looks at the appropriate people for appropriate action. Right now, the vacuum is allowing the wrong people to get away with the worst sorts of things. And the citizens' own apathetic acceptance of the raping, robbing, and so on, is disturbing too. Our society has lost itself and we need to put it to rights, or at least keep voicing our opinions and persuading them to see the truth.
And I think America can be put back to its rightful status as a beacon for the world.
So you believe my post is nonsense and unsupported by the facts? Hmmmm...let's watch over time and see whether it is correct or not.
The one simple and major thing we could do to improve the level of basic justice in America would be to get rid of the "War on Drugs(TM)". That would eliminate 70% of all urban crime in America in a single day, and there would suddenly be room in prisons for real criminals again.
We are a Nation of Laws - not Justice.
Read it. Good example. I was confident Freepers would come up with many, many good examples. Thanks.
You should change teams and go blow up that post office.
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