Sunday, February 28, 2010

Justice IS Blind (Literally, She/It can't see a thing)

There are countless and countless stories in which the current justice system has failed us, the majority of the people in which it is supposed to be in place to protect us. There are some people that are protected, Government Officials, Politicians and Police who protect themselves and those with money to protect. Not only are people refrained from protecting ourselves, we are unable to defend ourselves.

I do find it quite humorous how the Lady Justice is often depicted as being blind, and I do understand that is supposed to represent that it is impartial and unbiased, without fear or favor, but in all reality, Justice is Blind. Racism still exists within it, it is extremely biased. A man, Kent Hovind is arrested and convicted for tax related crimes (he believes in the Bibles view of economics which is Libertarian and contrasts Free Market beliefs). "...After a 5-year misdemeanor court battle over the $50 building permit, on June 5, 2006, Hovind pled nolo contendere as charged to three counts: constructing a building without a permit, refusing to sign a citation, and violating the county building code. Hovind was ordered to pay $225 per count. That month Hovind complied with the county law: Hovind estimated he spent $40,000 in legal expenses on this case, but, in a 2002 CSE newsletter, Hovind requested donations stating that the costs approached $100,000." He was sentenced to 15 years in prison with three years of probation under surveillance.

On July 2, 2007 Hovind's appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Appeals Court for the 2006 US Tax Court judgment (Kent E. Hovind v. Commissioner of IRS) was denied. Hovind "filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit claiming he was prevented from challenging the amount of his tax liability." But "a three-judge panel ruled that Hovind failed to raise the issue at the right time, so he waived his rights to contest his tax liability."

His wife, Jo Hovind, was sentenced in 2007 to 1 (of a possible 225) years in prison. Today both of the Hovind's are still in prison and Kent Hovind is considered an "Administrative Level Threat." On December 30, 2008 the Hovinds' criminal appeal was denied by the Eleventh Circuit Appeals Court, which affirmed the Hovind's attempts to dismiss their convictions were "without merit." With the appeal denied, wife Jo Hovind began serving time on January 20, 2009 at Federal Correctional Institution, Marianna and then moved to Metropolitan Correctional Center, Orlando where she was released December 3, 2009. The court ruling allowed forfeiture proceedings on Hovind property to continue to satisfy the debt. Eric Hovind kept DAL and CSE open throughout 2008, but in July 2009 a judge allowed the government to seize Hovind property for restitution. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Kent Hovind, BOP Register number 06452-017, is scheduled for release from prison in August 2015.

One of the things that has been said by people, such as Ron Paul, is that it is unconstitutional for the government to charge income tax. Our government has created Regulations, Acts and Statutes that conflict with our liberties, one of these is the United States Patriot Act. There is no patriotism in it, they only called it that to deceive. It is the most unpatriotic Act possible as all it does is give the Government total control and the ability to arrest anyone at any time for any reason.

Then, we have Politicians and Corporations who are caught with fraudulent acts effecting millions of people, in some cases even causing mass death, and some of these people still have their jobs. The ones that get time, only serve a minimal (sometimes someone has to take the wrap to make the people feel satisfied, slap on the wrist) amount of time and are usually able to get back to whatever it was they were doing before. People who don't have money are treated/viewed as criminals and those who steal money to make themselves richer are laughing because there criminal acts, for the most part, go unnoticed. Justice is Blind.

Not only that but the statutes and Acts that have been created (so many of them at that) in such a way that, we, the people they are supposed to protect, can not even understand them correctly and are forced to pay hundreds/thousands to a lawyer who took years of school just to understand the jargon let alone all the regulations/acts/statutes that have been created. It's twisted.

Here's some links reflecting all of this.

Check out these links about Wall Street receiving their bonuses and their responses to the crisis and how began.
Wall Streets response - WATCH IT

Finally, the last two links, two well educated men talking about the current economic crisis and on how it doesn't look like it'll be getting better any time soon and why that is the case.

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