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Crime & Punishment

28 Dec

Western civilization once had extreme punishments in place for those who violated society’s law. 

Someone asked the question of continuity in government.  How we can insure the continuance of honest representation from one official to the next.  How we can keep the string of honest people in government.  I don’t know, in a free society, that we can.  The primary reason why, as I see it, is because we have abated punishment.  There are no penalties for acts of corruption.

Bill Clinton is just one, albeit prime, example of how we as a society fail to punish those who violate our laws or moral tenets.  But he is just one of many.

To think that a ‘criminal’ is going to have the audacity to swear in another high ranking Government official is almost beyond belief.  To know that the people approve is beyond belief.  What can people think this new (de Blasio) politician is going to do with his new found powers?  Oaths to God mean nothing to these men. 

If we can no longer bring ourselves to punish the people who violate our trust and confidence, then we can no longer expect anything but the same long train of abuses and usurpations that our fathers rejected.  My answer, then, is as follows:

“What sway do we hold over our anointed, if those without honor behold neither its profit, nor fear its deceit?”

We have no right to complain when a person lies, cheats, and murders while in public office.  Why shouldn’t they not commit dishonorable acts?  Who, but the people, can prevent them from acting in their own interest?

Until the people implement punishments which meets the crimes, they cannot hope to stop the continued theft of their liberty.

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6 Comments

Posted by on December 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

6 responses to “Crime & Punishment

  1. militialaw

    December 28, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Amen, brother!

     
    • Soffitrat

      December 29, 2013 at 1:51 am

      It’s got to be disheartening to you more than the rest of us. I don’t know how you do it, and one of the reasons I never went on to law school when I had the chance. Sorry, but I’m glad I didn’t, now.

       
  2. Dannyboy53

    December 28, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    YEP…well said ‘rat. Until this country brings back a fair and speedy trial for all suspects and swift imposition of the prescribed sentence (if found guilty of course!) we will, as you point out, continue on the present course.

     
    • Soffitrat

      December 29, 2013 at 1:55 am

      If we can’t elect honest politicians, what hope do we have of appointing honest Judges? Without honest Judges, there is little hope for our particular system of government. We are totally dependent on our ability to enact and apply upright jurisprudence.

       
      • Dannyboy53

        December 29, 2013 at 2:16 am

        That Soffitrat is key to it all! How did we get the first Judge?! The very first! As the Declaration of Independence states, we must throw off the old one and start all over.

        They come from OUR ranks…and I nominate you!

         
        • Soffitrat

          December 29, 2013 at 2:53 am

          I didn’t read that. ugh!

           

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