reply to post by cams
Your example is Tyranny!! And you are correct that it currently exists, but it is so so so so so difficult to nail down, because the tyrants are
nameless, faceless, corporations and political parties! The "tyrant" is a system that allows this to happen, and can be exploited by lawyers and
politicians, and even by well-meaning law enforcement or prosecutors!
A Great lawyer can argue either side of an issue and win!! That is a dam shame! A Great lawyer may argue for your rights, prove the Constitution was
violated, and get you some cash (All Great), and then the next case, he may manipulate a jury, bury a prosecutor, and use loopholes to get a criminal
back on the street!
On the other hand, a Great Prosecutor may manipulate a jury, argue the "letter of the law" and take all personal feelings and common sense out of a
defense and bury a criminal (Great) unless, that criminal was accused of a minor crime, and the law has run away with itself, and the original check
and balance was a "jury of your peers" to input common sense into a scenario!
So, the examples you provide are sad proof that we currently live in a tyrant state, but the tyrant is a system of litigious liability and fear, and
everone is only trying to outmanuever the system!
There is no evil face (Hitleresque) to remove from power? So, what do we do? We caricaturize Obama, or Bush, or anyone else stupid enough to try and
lead or change things! We follow the lead set by attention seeking media whores, and we throw as much s*** at our leaders as we can, and see what
sticks? We divide ourselves into "for" or "against" people or ideas that should not be so divisive?
Our society is a brand new animal...........let's call it litigious, media run, political folly, tyrannical, government guided capitalism?
[edit on 9-11-2009 by getreadyalready]