Justice must be blind or else it is tyranny...
The rule of law is a fundamental principle essential for ensuring a fair and just society. It is the idea that everyone, regardless of their social status, wealth, or political power, is subject to the same laws, and is applied equally and fairly.
When the rule of law breaks down, it can lead to chaos, instability, and a loss of faith in the justice system.
Here are some signs that the rule of law may be breaking down in America:
Political interference in the judiciary: If the government or powerful individuals begin to interfere with the judiciary, this can be a sign that the rule of law is in danger. This includes the nomination and confirmation of judges based on political considerations rather than their legal knowledge and reasoning ability. When judges are pressured to make decisions based on political considerations rather than the law, it undermines the integrity of the justice system. Additionally, activist judges who bring their partisan viewpoint to the bench, where it colors their interpretation of the law and the handling of procedural objections, are a clear and present danger to our democracy.
Arbitrary arrests and detentions: When people are arrested or detained without just cause or due process, it is a violation of the rule of law. This can happen when governments use emergency powers to curtail civil liberties or law enforcement officials abuse their authority. Witness the corrupt January 6 detentions and proceedings.
Lack of transparency: The rule of law depends on transparency and accountability. When there is a lack of transparency in the justice system, it can create opportunities for corruption and abuse of power. For example, if court proceedings are not open to the public or crucial documents remain under seal, it can be challenging to determine if justice is being served.
Hiding or manipulating exculpatory evidence: It is incumbent on the government to turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense as derived from the United States Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland in 1963. It established a rule that the prosecution has a constitutional duty of due process to disclose material evidence favorable to a defendant. <Source>
Unequal treatment under the law: The rule of law requires that everyone be treated equally under the law. When some groups are systematically targeted or treated differently from others, it is a sign that the rule of law may be breaking down. This can happen, for example, when racial or ethnic minorities and conservatives are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement.
Failure to sanction wrongdoing: It appears that government attorneys have engaged in illegal acts, as proven by documentary evidence and sworn testimony, but remain unpunished or lightly admonished by the judicial system.
Attacks by the press: While a free press is essential for a functioning democracy and for upholding the rule of law, it is something all together different when the press advocates for one political philosophy over another. When independent non-regime journalists are attacked or threatened for reporting on government activities or the justice system, it can be a sign that those in power are trying to suppress or censor information and control the narrative.
Juries susceptible to pressure: Juries are an essential part of the justice system because they allow ordinary citizens to participate in the legal process and ensure that justice is served fairly. However, if juries are coerced or intimidated, it can undermine the justice system's integrity and lead to wrongful convictions or acquittals. Here are some ways in which juries can be coerced:
Intimidation: Jurors can be intimidated by outside parties, such as witnesses, defendants, or their associates. This can be done through threats, harassment, or other forms of intimidation. Jurors may feel afraid to make an unpopular decision or speak out against the group.
Jury tampering: This occurs when someone tries to influence a juror's decision by offering a bribe, threatening them, or communicating with them outside of court. This can include trying to contact jurors on social media or through other means, which is illegal.
Media pressure: The media can also exert pressure on jurors by sensationalizing a case or presenting a biased view of the evidence. This can make it difficult for jurors to make an objective decision based solely on the evidence presented in court.
Coercive instructions: Judges can sometimes give coercive instructions to the jury, such as telling them that they must reach a verdict or that they should continue deliberating until they reach a consensus. This can put pressure on jurors to make a decision, even if they are not convinced beyond a reasonable doubt.
Inappropriate comments from lawyers: Lawyers can sometimes make inappropriate comments during a trial designed to influence the jury. This can include personal attacks on witnesses or trying to appeal to the jurors' emotions rather than presenting a clear and objective case.
If jurors are coerced in any way, it can lead to an unfair trial and undermine the rule of law. It is essential to ensure that jurors are protected from outside influences and that they can make an objective decision based solely on the evidence presented in court. Judges must take steps to prevent any form of jury coercion and ensure that the justice system remains fair and just. Whether pressure from their fellow jurors, their peers, or the threat of potential violence in the community compels jurors to act in a particular manner rather than on the evidence and instruction on the law, we have replaced the rule of law with mob justice.
- Juries are overwhelmingly partisan: It is difficult to obtain justice if the majority of the jury pool consists of like-minded individuals with similar values opposite to those of the defendant. Obviously, the remedy is a change of venue, sometimes inappropriately denied by the judge for reasons other than seeking justice such as wanting to retain a high-profile case, virtue signal to a community of the judge's peers, or garnering favorable media attention prior to a judicial election.
These are just a few signs that the rule of law may be breaking down in America. If you observe these signs or others like them, it is crucial to speak out and advocate for a fair and just constitutional system where the rule of law is upheld.
I will leave it to you to decide if the rule of law has been compromised by the progressive communist democrats and their media propagandists.
We are so screwed.
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“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS