Truth, Justice, and the American Mafia Way

There’s a saying: “no justice, no peace.”  Events seem to be headed toward a test of that proposition:

Exhibit A:
– “Wouldn’t you know, FBI says it can’t find anything illegal in all that IRS intimidation” (Investors Business Daily)

Exhibit B:
– Police acquitted in beating death of homeless schizophrenic man

Exhibit C:
– With the wars allegedly winding down, Congress feels free to redefine promises made to most of those who fought them

Exhibit D:
– At the same time Uncle Sam seems little interested in stopping illegal immigration, he has taken great pains to deny asylum to a German family that credibly claims they will be persecuted at home due to their decision to homeschool — an activity still outlawed there under a Nazi-era rule affirmed by the current government.

Exhibit E:
– The pettiness and hubris of our elected administrations and ‘law enforcement‘ officials at all levels of government

Exhibit F:
– “Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes.”  (The New Yorker)

Can anyone claim justice and freedom are still honored and well-served by current governance in what used to be the Land of the Free?

“…whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends (life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness), it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

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