Name no longer reflects my changed worldview.
- Apr 2, 2010
- Reaction score
He'd better be the guy making the list - because I wouldn't trust anyone else.Jesus H. Christ.
All those lists are of people who will receive a trial."Who creates the list?" How do they know who to put on it??? Oh, my!
You'd better go check on who "created the list" that is represented in "America's Most Wanted". And do it in a freakin' hurry!!! And you'd better go down that list to make sure it is not faked.
EEK! EEK! The listmakers (who ARE they??) have life-and-death power over all of us!!
You'd better check on who "created the list" of deadbeat fathers behind on child-support payments. How do they know?
You'd better check on who "creates the list" used by the TV Repo people to take airplanes and cars and such from all of us (who have defaulted on our loans). But who made this list??
You'd better check on -- I can give you twenty more lists of HIDDEN powerpeople just looking to get you... You want the list?
The power implicit in making a list of people who will go to trial (prosecutorial discretion) is indeed dangeorus. Our system is already thoroughly corrupt where the different treatment applied to BLM and Jan 6th protestors for example should be warning enough. Or the fact that not a single banker was prosecuted for the housing crisis/financial collpase in 2008.
But the current degree of corruption would pale to nothing in comparison with providing someone the ability to put people on a death list.
I am indeed serious.Get serious.
We did do that. And then we slowly allowed that system to become corrupted. We allowed political appointees to decide who would be prosecuted. We abandoned random selection for juries and allowed lawyers to reject jurors they didn't like. We allowed judges to instruct jurors that they must follow the law as written instead of instructing them that they could invalidate a bad law.OK. To assess who would create the list that gives one man "the power of life and death over all of us". [REALLY?]
How about we set up a Civil Court System with Constitutional laws replete with definitions of crimes, and defined punishments for those crimes?
How about we require clear definitions of what the crime is?
How about we set up a system that automatically supplies the accused with legal counsel and protection?
Oh. We done did that already.
The problem in each case is that we gave these men too much power and they abused it.
Now you want to give a group of people who have already proven that they are corrupt the power to put a man's name on a list of people who can be killed without a trial?