Thursday, July 7, 2016
Without Rule of Law
One of the greatest gifts the United States inherited from Mother England was the Rule of Law. However, the founders were not content to merely recreate English rule in America. Our forefathers imported English Common Law and then expanded upon it, choosing members from their own communities to serve as lawmakers and then return home to live under the laws they had created. They had forged a society that truly was "For the People and By the People".
This great pillar of our society, this strength of our nation, is also inherently fragile. Our societal strength is only maintained through equal administration of law. Disparity of the implementation of the Rule of Law between public servants and citizens, between lawmaker and taxpayer, between law enforcement and civilian, causes the foundation of society to crack. As society fails the chasm of unequal application of law grows until finally, the Rule of Law fails and anarchy reigns.
And here was are. We now live in a country Without Rule of Law. Law has become something governing the citizen, not the "public servant". Our lawmakers regularly excuse themselves from the law governing every man. Government officials commit felonious and treasonous crimes and continue on, unscathed. Law enforcement officers violate constitutional rights with no consequence. Building inspectors, tax assessors and other low level bureaucrats bully the public at every level denying even a basic redress of grievances. And our "leaders" protect each other, while we, the taxpayers, are left footing the bill while enduring a society Without Rule of Law.
In truth, we are completely upside down. We should expect more from our public servants, not less. We should expect the people who create the laws to live by the laws. We should expect those who are hired to enforce the law, to first and foremost, keep the law.
With a Supreme Court justices that admit they will ignore the Constitution and vote with their "conscience", a President that enacts illegal Executive Orders, a former Secretary of State that lies under oath and bureaucrats that engage in petty tyranny on a daily basis we are already living Without Rule of Law. And without rule of law, we have anarchy.
A United State of America Without Rule of Law - are your ready?
*Joe Nobody wrote an excellent book called "Without Rule of Law". You just may need it in the near future. Grab a copy on Amazon - and tell them Enola sent you.