/ May 8, 2008

Lawdable Quotes: Lawrence M. Friedman

The public seems, in fact, to have a love-hate relationship with law.
It sees law as a bag of tricks, a bottomless pit of artifice and legalism; but it also sees law as a shining sword of justice, a powerful weapon of public purpose.
Law is, indeed, one of the very foundation stones of liberty.

~Lawrence M. Friedman

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  1. Anonymous said...

    It sees law as a bag of tricks, a bottomless pit of artifice and legalism; but it also sees law as a shining sword of justice, a powerful weapon of public purpose.

    Law is, indeed, one of the very foundation stones of liberty.
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    The problem today is that the Judiciary is terribly corrurpt, mostly because they know they can get away with it through a contrivance called Judiciail Immuinity…

    So the former prevails until the latter, “the sword of justice” exercises itself when the people have had enough and demand Congress to take action against official bad behavior and misconduct. Within the Judiciary today reviewing what they call are “The merits of a decision” is forbidden. Well, there you go…pull it out of the bag of tricks why don’t you; now common law: when a judge breaks the law only he can get off scott free.

    WHAT THE PEOPLE THINK: Any Public Official who breaks the law, especially when alleged in the proper venue, should without question always be reviewable through the appropriate appellate proceedures and subject to the law like anyone else. Don’t you dare come up with some logic that because he is a judge and because a judge must think independently he mustn’t have his judgment questioned. The people always want to know whether the law was followed by the judges whose job is to enforce the law.

    Judges gave themselves Immunity even for malicious acts (Stump v. Sparkman where a judge got off the hook for ordering the “neutering” a young girl because she and her family were too stupid for society.

    Friedman quotes for the public’s perception, but the truth is that law-making today, and the challenge by the public upon unconstitutional laws, are systematically stymied through technicalities like unfounded Fed 12(b) dismissals and 1st Am. violating summary judgment dismissals …and as for participating in the law-making process, or participating on a review commission for a judge, the chances are all but nil.

    The Public has been locked out of input into the process, much against the very principles that founded this country; A government for people, and by the people. The presumption must first rest on the people’s consent. The people never granted judges the right to have immunity. The judges stoled the authority from the people. They are not to make laws, only interpret them. How did they become so manipulative as to put themselves above the people, the law and various sections of 18,42 USC?

    In this country we are all equal under the law. Who is to argue that? The Judiciary, of course is to, instead working to deprive people their rights, making it difficult and too expensive for the average citizen to pursue justice through the courts.

    Well, perhaps the time has come for public hearings at Congress about what Chief Justice Edith Jones identifies as ” A Judiciary corrupt beyond repair.” I think the restoration of our Constitution, and the abidance to it by all three branches would be a fine thing to do at this time. Don’t you?

    Francis C. P. Knize
    Legal Producer