Friday, August 20, 2010

A Tale O Little People

A nation of laws? | Questions and Observations: "According to a draft policy document now being circulated among a limited group of stakeholders, ICE chief John Morton intends to prohibit not only his officers, but also local officers with 287(g) immigration authority, from busting illegal aliens who are discovered as a result of traffic violations.

Read the document as I have – that’s pretty much what it says. They will not, except in specifically listed exceptions, issue a detainer and take into custody illegal aliens who only violate traffic laws.

They tell you that in writing. No attempt to avoid the fact that they’re simply deciding what they will and won’t enforce when it comes to the letter of the law. They’re just not going to do it.

You know, just like the DoJ decided not to enforce the laws about voter intimidation when it dropped the charges against the Philly Black Panthers caught on video tape in the act.

Apparently, the law is only for the little people and those who aren’t a favored group of the present administration and its political appointees and cronies."
Of course, there's a second and even bigger problem that would kill us even if the bureaucracy was filled with even non-bozos much less angels: LEGAL. SYSTEM. FAILURE.

There are multiple aspects to this but the largest is the fact that other than basic multiplication and a vague admiration for compound interest, lawyers are pretty much innumerate. (A small subset of lawyers are patent attorneys and typically also have engineering degrees -- obviously I'm not talking about them.)

The bottom line is that the legal code is simply way too thick, complex and contradictory to fit inside the tenable bounds of reason much less survive the judgement of complexity theory -- did I forget to mention mathematics? It would not be sustainable even if it wasn't shot through with corruption and rampant power madness. Which of course it is.

Sayonara little ones.

Hopefully you won't be shot through the back of the head and dumped in a mass grave this go around ... Did I forget to mention that Lenin was a lawyer?

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