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Friday, December 7, 2012

Windows. Definitely Windows.

Freefall: Windows. Definitely Windows.


Drew said...

Mostly, I think it's the law itself that is the problem rather than the legal system. It's the legislature more than the judiciary.

Ilíon said...

The problem is lawyers.

Lawyers have turned "the legal system" into a giant game which exists to benefit lawyers as a class and to enrich individual lawyers.

The legislature(s) is/are comprised mostly of lawyers -- the laws enacted by the legislatures serve the interests of lawyers, one way or another. The judges are almost entirely lawyers – the assertions of supreme power by the judiciary serve the interests of lawyers.

Ilíon said...

"The legal system" is no more about seving The Law than "the justice system" is about delivering justice.

Drew said...

I don't think lawyers are the problem. When God created Israel, the judicial branch was about the only government it had. And he specifically told them not to add any additional laws. The problem is the legislatures. And at least in Tennessee, not that many of the legislators are lawyers.

People place too much blame on the courts. Obviously, the judiciary is not full of saints. And in particular, the Supreme Court has steered the country gravely wrong on occasion. But compared to Congress and the state legislatures, the Supreme Court and other courts are practically heavenly.

Think briefly about the really bad Supreme Court decisions over the decades. Then count up all the agencies created by Congress. There is no comparison.

Ilíon said...


Drew said...

I'm not sure what you're getting at. But you have to keep in mind that legislatures, state and federal, pass tons of laws every year. And probably the majority of them are unconstitutional in one way or another. The courts don't even have the TIME -- regardless of whether they have the inclination -- to strike them all down. There are two ways the courts can commit evil: 1) Allow the legislature to commit evil without stopping it, or 2) Prevent the legislature from stopping evil. Obviously rulings like Roe v. Wade would fall under that second category. But as far as that first category, it's hard to fault the courts for failing to stop the OTHER branches from enacting tyranny.