Saturday, March 05, 2005

How the Government Breaks the Law

From Judge Andrew Napolitano:

It should be against the law to break the law. Unfortunately, it is not. In early 21st-century America, a dirty little secret still exists among public officials, politicians, judges, prosecutors, and the police. The government - federal, state, and local - is not bound to obey its own laws. I know this sounds crazy, but too many cases prove it true. It should be a matter of grave concern for every American who prizes personal liberty.

When I became a judge in New Jersey, I had impeccable conservative Republican law-and-order credentials. When I left eight years later, I was a born-again individualist, after witnessing first-hand how the criminal justice system works to subvert and shred the Constitution. You think you’ve got rights that are guaranteed? Well, think again.

Read the whole thing. H.L. Mencken comes to mind:

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

1 comment:

Mastiff said...

I wrote a post on this subject after learning a bit about the Fed's use of the Supremacy Clause:

Power Without Responsibility