"The reality is not that I lack respect for the law; it’s that I have greater respect for justice. Where there is a conflict between the law and the higher moral code that we all share, my loyalty is to that higher moral code."
Tim DeChristopher, July 26, 2011
“One day we must ask the question, ‘Why are there forty million poor people in America?’ And when you begin to ask that question, you are raising questions about the economic system, about a broader distribution of wealth. When you ask that question, you begin to question the capitalistic economy. And I’m simply saying that more and more, we’ve got to begin to ask questions about the whole society. We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s market place. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring. It means that questions must be raised. You see, my friends, when you deal with this, you begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the oil?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Who owns the iron ore?’ You begin to ask the question, ‘Why is it that people have to pay water bills in a world that is two thirds water?’ These are questions that must be asked.”
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tag Archives: SCOTUS
In previous posts to this site, I’ve made it very clear that I’ve been less than thrilled by President Obama’s performance in office, but for the sake of those who haven’t been following along (and because I’m too lazy to look up the specific posts), here are the main reasons for my disappointment. In my opinion President Obama reneged on several promises either overt or alluded to during the 2008 campaign. Guantanamo is still open, we’re still in Afghanistan (for dubious … Continue reading
If you ever wondered how so many big corporations get away, quite literally, with murder, here’s one example of how they do it. The diagram below lists 15 people, all in powerful positions or connected to someone in such a position within both our government and the Monsanto corporation. Please note one very important name that’s missing from this list: Clarence Thomas. Clarence Thomas was once a corporate lawyer employed by Monsanto. Today, Thomas is an associate Justice of the … Continue reading
If you thought pubic hairs on a soda can were Clarence Thomas’ only problem, you better think again. The man has shown nothing but disrespect for the rights of the working people of this nation since the first day his butt started warming his Supreme Court bench, and here comes another example. There’s a case headed to the Supreme Court this spring involving Monsanto and their dangerous GMO alfalfa seeds. In Monsanto v. Geertson Seed Farms, No. 09-475, the U.S. Supreme … Continue reading
“Law enforcement is now on notice, that almost any use of GPS electronic surveillance of a citizen’s movement will be legally questionable unless a warrant is obtained in advance,” Walter Dellinger, defense attorney, United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259. The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled that the police violated the Constitution when they placed a Global Positioning System tracking device on a suspect’s car and monitored its movements for 28 days. But the justices divided 5-to-4 on the rationale for the decision, with the … Continue reading
(SOURCE: Freak Out Nation) The Montana Supreme Court just sent a chill down Corporate America’s spine. The state’s high court restored the century-old ban on direct spending by corporations on political candidates or committees. This stunning rebuke of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in 2010 that deemed corporations as people, which gave them constitutional rights to spend money on political campaigns is a win for democracy. With Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney publicly stating that Corporations are people, perhaps he should … Continue reading
I ran across this video earlier today. It deserves to be seen and spread widely. The Supreme Court of the United States is perhaps the most dangerous of our government today. Reform is mandatory if we are to preserve even a sliver of our democratic principles for future generations. In order for the American judicial system to function effectively within our democratic system, judges must be perceived as impartial, independent arbiters, guided by legal precepts rather than partisan or personal … Continue reading
There isn’t much to add to the following article, found here, except to say that several of the “Justices” (and I use that term very loosely) who now sit on the Supreme Court of the United States have lost their way and have for some time now been behaving very badly. In short, not only do they step on their own dicks quite regularly; they also seem to have no qualms whatsoever in stepping all over yours and mine as … Continue reading