"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"
"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain
Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”
If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill
"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero
As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”
"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan
"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler
"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day
"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown
"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"
Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.
Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples
“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift
Sunday, March 12, 2017
The road to hell, it’s said, is paved by Idiot Lawyers on the Supreme Court
The road to hell, it’s said, is paved with good intentions, and that holds true for a US Supreme Court ruling that essentially undermines the long-cherished and essential principle of secret jury deliberations.
Even the three conservative dissenting justices agreed that the court’s 5-3 opinion was “well-intentioned” and meant “to remedy a flaw” in the jury-selection system.
But as Justice Samuel Alito wisely noted, our system of trial by jury may not be able to endure “this attempt to perfect it.”
At issue was a Colorado man convicted of groping two teens. After trial, two jurors told defense lawyers a third juror voted guilty because the defendant was Mexican.
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