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America’s dysfunctional justice system

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injustice scalesI confess there may be some information that I am lacking in the Houston Planned Parenthood court case, but I don’t think so. And if I am correct in my assessment of the situation nothing is sacred or safe in America anymore. Our justice system is broken, unfair, discriminatory, and yes, dysfunctional.

Judges legislate from the bench. Lawbreakers are not indicted. Criminals are pardoned without justification. Some laws are not enforced. Those who commit heinous crimes are sometimes given only a slap on the wrist while petty violations are judged without mercy. Some make a mockery of the law and others disrespect it. The Constitution seems to be no longer a binding document or at least is very loosely interpreted. The whole legal system is in a state of crisis.

An example of this crisis may be found in the city of Houston, TX. As you know there was a video, perhaps many videos, that made it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling baby parts and in some cases “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies. Specifically, the video shows actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meeting with Melissa Farrell, the director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Houston, to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs.

Now here is the kicker. Instead of prosecuting Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby parts, the Texas grand jury indicted David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, and another pro-life activist for producing the videos. Daleiden was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a government record and a misdemeanor related to purchasing human organs. If convicted, Daleiden faces 20 years in prison while Planned Parenthood officials face no legal consequences for their actions.

How could the buyer be guilty of buying, but the seller not guilty of selling?

That may give you some hint as to the direction in which our legal system is headed. What happened in Houston prompts me to think that the day could be coming when a child who has been molested by an incorrigible pedophile could be sentenced to a public hanging and the pedophile given the Nobel Peace Prize. Is there no justice in America any more? Proverbs 28: 5 says, “Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand all things.”

The word “evil” in that passage of Scripture does not refer simply to bad men, but to men who have departed from God in all ways and seek only to satisfy themselves and serve Satan’s purposes. They have rejected God and He has withdrawn from them. They understand nothing of truth and justice, because God has removed from them the ability to discern right from wrong, truth from falsehood, and common law from political law.

In 1993 Richard J. Maybury wrote a book entitled Whatever Happened to Justice? The book shows what is wrong with our legal system in America today. Maybury contends that vast amounts of vitally important information about law and political power are not passed on to the next generation; and because of this chilling effect, Americans are no longer taught that there are two kinds of legal systems, one defined as common law and the other as political law.

Maybury explained that common law was the definitions and procedures growing out of two fundamental laws: (1) do what you have agreed to do, and, (2) do not encroach on others or their property. The first law was the basis of contract law; and the second law was the basis of criminal law and tort law.

Maybury wrote, “A skilled common law judge would try to make all his decisions logically consistent with the two fundamental laws. One of the most important characteristics of common law was its certainty. It had evolved very carefully over many centuries, changing little from one decade to the next. The two fundamental laws remained always in place, a stabilizing force. The community could expect their legal environment to remain reasonably orderly. In fact, common law was so logical and sensible that the typical American could study and understand it. It was regarded as a source of wisdom.”

Then Maybury declares, “Political law is the opposite of common law. Based on political power – brute force – not on the two fundamental laws. It is crude and primitive. It has no requirement for logic or morality. It changes whenever the political wind changes, Fickle and tangled; no one can completely understand it. Democracy or dictatorship, it doesn’t matter; political law is arbitrary. ‘You do whatever the powerholders say, or else. Right or wrong.'”

Paul Craig Roberts, with the Institute of Political Economy, stated, “The power elites – our corporate ruler and the security and surveillance apparatus – rewrite laws to make their criminal behavior ‘legal’. It is a two- tiered system. One set of laws for them. One set of laws for us.”

We see this all the time. Can you think of any high profile individuals who seem to be above the law? Do you know of any poor soul who is constantly harassed by some government agency or criminal justice system? If you want names I can give them to you.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn warned, “In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousandfold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”

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