Thursday, November 05, 2009


You may run afoul of well-meaning but dumber-than-(insert idiom here) Sheeple bleating things in support of our government in general and our criminal "justice" system in particular. "The truth will set you free." "If you're not guilty, you have nothing to worry about." "This is why we have courts." "Truth, Justice and the American Way." "Better ten guilty men go free than to convict a single innocent man."

Well boys and girls, this ain't an old Henry Fonda movie about 12 angry men; this is the modern American "justice" system and it's become as dysfunctional and dishonest and out-of-control as the rest of our government. If TPTB want you, they'll get you, innocent or not. In some cases, they may not even be out to get you. They might just need a convenient scapegoat to wrap up a loose end. And "Easy-To-Catch" beats the hell out of "Actually Guilty" in their book. Just ask Richard Jewel.

Or ask Terry Harrington or Curtis McGhee, who've been in prison since 1977 for a murder they did not commit. You'd think common sense might enter into their case, but common sense has no place in the judiciary anymore than it has a place anywhere else in American government.
You see, for some reason, it has to go to the Supreme Court of the United States to determine whether or not prosecutors shouldn't frame people for crimes they didn't commit or if you, as the frame-ee, have any Constitutional right not to be framed. I kid you not.

Do prosecutors have total immunity from lawsuits for anything they do, including framing someone for murder? That is the question the justices of the Supreme Court face Wednesday.

On one side of the case being argued are Iowa prosecutors who contend "there is no freestanding right not to be framed." They are backed by the Obama administration, 28 states and every major prosecutors organization in the country.

On the other side are two black men — Terry Harrington and Curtis McGhee — men who served 25 years in prison before evidence long hidden in police files resulted in them being freed.

See the full article here. The hell of it is, this happens alot more often than anyone knows or will admit. Only if a case happens to generate media interest does the malfeasance even come to light. As the prosecutors like to argue in court, "Constitution?!? We don' need no steenking Constitution!" Alas, the rest of the Federal government seems to agree these days, including a recently appointed Supreme Court judge.
On to the next example of Big Fat Lies, or how can you trust ANYTHING the government tells you, how about all those stimulus jobs we're being swamped with? There's so many you can hardly shake a stick at them all. They're just popping out of the woodwork.
Don't believe me? Then check this out.
In June, the federal government spent $1,047 in stimulus money to buy a rider mower from the Toro Company to cut the grass at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Arkansas. Now, a report on the government’s stimulus Web site improbably claims that that single lawn mower sale helped save or create 50 jobs.

So, to sum it all up, Reagan was right when he said the most feared words in the English language were, "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you." Government is not your friend, and more government is never the answer.

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