Monday, July 14, 2008

When Governments Attack!

by Andrew Langer - July 14th, 2008 -

The ante is upped exponentially when the government adds a criminal angle to its attack. In the case of David McNab, an anonymous tipster led federal law enforcement officials to prosecute him for importing undersized lobster tails. Though he was unaware, and no person was harmed by his mistake, the[y] nevertheless pursued felony charges against him. And because he had imported what they considered an illegal product and actually paid for his shipment, the government tacked on smuggling and money laundering charges as well! McNab was forced to spend huge sums of money defending himself, and he ultimately lost—he is now sitting in a federal prison, another waste of taxpayer resources.

It is situations like this that sometimes make me so angry at Democrats I have to take a walk down by the gorgeous Chowan River to cool off. The outrageous conduct of our government is ignored by Democrats, who love the pretense that all of their laws are being enforced for the good of our society. Instead Democrats have turned us into one of the most malevolent tyrannies in history.

Petty scum bag bureaucrats, with malevolence formed from their spite at not being rich, seek out weak citizens who have transgressed laws in trivial ways to destroy them. Smugglers don't order product and document what they ordered. Money laundering laws were not intended to be used to criminalize someone for paying for an order of lobsters. Only tyrannical bureaucrats could extend these laws to such acts.

The example of the Duke Lacrosse players are a perfect example of how our society's bureaucrats regularly attempt to destroy lives for their own aggrandisement of power. People forget, if those kids had not had rich parents, they would be sitting in prison today. Nothing would have protected them. Bureaucrats learn those lessons too. They learn to go after the poor and leave the rich alone. As a result, our society becomes more and more abusive of the poor. Yet it is the Democrats who claim they are on the side of the poor who are setting up this tyranny to protect them. Protect them? Believing that requires an arrogant willingness to ignore the reality of daily life.

Of course a legal system with arrogant disdain for the rule of law is a major aid in this tyranny. Our legal system today is the most abusive revolving door system of injustice that could be invented. It is a system of blackmail, extortion and tyranny. Tort reform, the focus of this article, is one of many major changes needed if we are ever to return to a nation that respects the rule of law. In the meantime, David McNabb rots in prison.

Thank you liberals and Democrats. I will try to remember your intentions were good. I will try to remember you are people too. I will try and not despise you. But it is tough.


At 11:40 AM , Blogger Erik said...

Maybe you'd like it better in Kyrgyzstan?

At 1:51 PM , Blogger Dean Stephens said...

The courts have corrupted the rule of law and I am supposed to leave my nation? This is your solution? Why do I suspect you are a lawyer?

At 2:09 PM , Blogger Erik said...

I'd say all is lost for you at this point.

The courts are the only thing standing between you and an overbearing and meddlesome government, and if you don't want to see the courts telling the government what it can or can't do, there are plenty of countries you'd enjoy.

Uzbekistan, China, Cuba. Lots of countries don't let the courts get in the way of governing!

At 10:17 PM , Blogger Dean Stephens said...

Why this obsession with me leaving America? Since I rejected that option the first time you suggested it, how stupid do you have to be to try again? And since I am a libertarian-conservative, the last place on earth I would go would be to a communist country. You really aren't too bright, are you?


At 11:14 AM , Blogger Dean Stephens said...

I warned you.


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