Why Justice Matters

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The Black Panthers camped out in front of a polling station—with weapons. They threatened people who came to vote.

The case was taken up by the Bush administration. The defendants lost. Then the Obama administration lets them go, scot free, for purely political reasons. (link)

Without justice, something changes in our society. Instead of people reporting crimes to the police, and allowing the justice system to do its work, they will take matters into their own hands, acting as police, judge, jury, and executioner.

See, the right to defend oneself and one’s property is unalienable. We are temporarily allowing the government to use some of our unalienable rights to make our lives better by taking care of the messy stuff for us. The moment that trust is broken, then the government no longer governs. It’s not political theory, this is political fact, seen countless times all over the world.

Next time the Black Panthers do this, I won’t be surprised if shooting breaks out between the people and the Panthers. Why? Because the people know that the Obama administration won’t do anything to protect the voting rights of the people, leaving the people to fend for themselves.

This is the kind of thing that leads to civil wars.

Who will be to blame? President Obama. If he merely enforced the law and brought criminals to justice, people from both sides of the aisle would trust the system to work. Unlike President Bush, who fiercely pursued both republicans and democrats caught breaking the law, President Obama intends to only pursue Republicans, and those Democrats who no longer serve his purposes.

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2 Responses to “Why Justice Matters”

  1. Mark Knapp Says:

    I want to know more about this case. Openly displaying weapons near a polling place creates an environment of voter intimidation. What possible excuse can there be to let them go?

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