Equal under the Law... or not

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Toolsmith
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Equal under the Law... or not

The stakes are high, and only some want justice... other want "just us".

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456354/fisa-scandal-clinton-obama-...

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This perfidy will continue

This perfidy will continue not because what they are doing is against the law, but because they go unpunished. Nearly every single full time politician is guilty because you cannot amass wealth solely on the salary paid. Some do but then it isn't much and anyone who amasses the wealth of our Senators and Representatives both State and federal have gone unpunished and the methods they used or have been enabled to take advantage of by lobbyists have become ingenious. Take Hillary's investment in cattle futures. Angus King did it in investments in green energy. How many politicians got rich on Enron stock? A company that was funded with taxpayer money.

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You can't get rich in

You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook. - Harry S. Truman

https://www.allenwest.com/2016/11/25/yikes-something-strange-happens-dem...

There is no other explanation.

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unless every person is equal

unless every person is equal under the law, subject to the same prohibitions and penalties, the system is broken and anarchy is the result.

Melvin Udall
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"some are more equal than

"some are more equal than others"

Bruce Libby
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If two persons violate the

If two persons violate the same prohibition but receive different penalties ,is the system broken ?

Toolsmith
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That depends on WHY they

That depends on WHY they received different penalties. Police, Prosecutors, and Judges do have some discretion. They can be lenient if they see a reason to do so. But if the reason they do so has anything to do with prejudice (in any direction, not just towards minority), improper influence, or financial incentive, then it is massive injustice - and a crime in its own right.

The Clintons are getting a pass in the current debacles, and they should NOT. They're guilty of exactly the same things that others are, and in many cases to a far worse degree. You name it: influence peddling, pay-for-play, collusion, sexual misconduct, and possibly worse forms of corruption. It really annoys me to hear anyone claim that either Clinton is any better suited to the big chair than its current resident, or any of the prior occupants or candidates. These two Clintons are the WORST EVER.

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There is but one law

There is but one law necessary for a society whose survival is assured by abundance and sharing of natures bounty and that is thou shalt not steal. This law and the punishments for it were laid down in the book of Leviticus. I urge you to read the English translation from the original Hebrew because every translation from other sources has contained modifications that either exempt certain classes of people from it or do not mandate the death penalty for its violation.

As Mel so correctly points out, George Orwell adequately demonstrated in his book Animal Farm that all animals are equal but, some animals are more equal than others and those are the ones we elect to public office and allow them to control who gets how much of what through the tax code.

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That's the strangest

That's the strangest interpretation of Animal Farm I've ever read. I do not believe Orwell was suggesting that holding some as "more equal" was, in any way, a good idea. Most interpretations read it as a criticism of the communist system as well.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that the revisionists have reinterpreted this too.

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