The legal system is now our enemy

Rick Stanley
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OPINION RELEASE: The legal system is now our enemy

The legal system is now our enemy
by Dennis Prager

I was raised to believe that law is the glory of decent society; that the
rule of law is the sine qua non of civilization; that international law is
the greatest protector of human rights; that lawyers should be coupled with
doctors as an elite profession to which a young person can aspire; that
making laws is the great work of legislatures; that law schools are among
the noble places of learning in society; that the title "judge" was perhaps
the highest appellation in society; and that the jury system is an
essential component of a just society.

Most of the preceding has become nonsense.

King of kings' Bible - Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not ADD unto the word which
I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep
the Commandments of the "I AM" your God which I COMMAND you.

I have come to fear almost everything having to do with law. Though there
are many fine people in the legal profession, and though law is necessary
to protect society from descending into chaos, I now fear the legal
profession more than I do Islamic terror. I am far from alone. I believe
that more Americans rightly fear being ruined by the American legal system
more than being killed by a terrorist.

Tens of millions of innocent Americans, and untold numbers of innocent
institutions -- from schools to businesses -- stand a good chance of having
their money legally stolen through litigation or even the mere threat of it.

Innumerable American children are terribly harmed by family lawyers who egg
on their clients to destroy the other parent.

Parents fear allowing visiting children to play on their property -- in
their pools or on their trampolines, for example -- lest they be sued in
case of injury.

Airlines won't give passengers aspirin for fear of lawsuits.

Physicians prescribe unnecessary procedures, raising the national medical
bill astronomically, for fear of being sued.

American hotel guests can no longer breathe fresh air because hotels are no
longer built with windows that open lest they be sued if a hotel guest
falls out of one.

Men and women fear speaking normally at work, lest they be sued.

The deprivation of freedoms in America because of laws and litigation has
made this country less free than at any time in its history.

Law in America and internationally is no longer on the side of the decent.
It is a weapon in the hands of the indecent.

Everything related to law has been corrupted.

King of kings' Bible - Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not ADD unto the word which
I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep
the Commandments of the "I AM" your God which I COMMAND you.

Law schools . Most people leave law school morally worse than when they
entered. When they enter law school, most students think in terms of right
or wrong. In law school they are taught to reject such thinking and to
think only in terms of legal and illegal. This transformation of morals
into legal categories, reinforced most especially in trial law, and
particularly among criminal defense lawyers, explains the proliferation of
amoral lawyers and the destructive role many trial lawyers play in our

Lawyers . The best humor is almost always the truest humor. The funniest
jokes I ever heard were those told by Soviet dissidents; the funniest today
are about lawyers. Both types of jokes are so humorous because they come
from the same place -- bitterness at one's helplessness against an
overwhelming and oppressive power -- the communist system in the Soviet
Union, the legal system in America.

International law . Had America followed the proponents of international
law, the people of Iraq would still be tortured and murdered by Saddam
Hussein's regime. The frenzied screams of the international law community
against American liberation of Iraq were the screams of people who hate
American power and values far more than they hate tyrannies. International
law and international treaties (all broken by the very regimes that we need
to be protected against) are now the weapon of choice against American
moral and military power.

Law . Law is a man-made series of rules. That is all it is. In and of
itself, law is entirely amoral. There are moral laws and immoral laws. Both
decent and vicious governments make laws. The Holocaust began legally.
Nazis and communists had judges and lawyers who respected their societies'
laws. In our country, slavery was entirely legal, as was the racial
segregation that followed it. The notion that obedience to a society's laws
is always moral is itself immoral.

King of kings' Bible - Deuteronomy 4:2 Ye shall not ADD unto the word which
I command you, neither shall ye diminish [ought] from it, that ye may keep
the Commandments of the "I AM" your God which I COMMAND you.

Judges . Too many judges are unfit for their position. How else can one
explain the New York State Supreme Court ruling that women can bare their
breasts in public because men can? How to explain the judges who liberate
criminals only to have those criminals murder and rape again? Or the many
judges who regard their primary role as imposing their values on society?
This has led to an undermining of the democratic process beyond the wildest
hopes of any homegrown fascist or communist.

Juries . Juries are now merely weapons in the hands of amoral attorneys.
The attorney's purpose is to win, not to find justice, let alone truth, and
the jury is selected only for that purpose. The Florida lawyer who brought
the new legal terror weapon of "class action suit" against tobacco
companies rejected over 800 potential jurors before he could find 6 people
who do not believe that anyone who smokes has freely chosen to do so.

And now a trial lawyer is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for
president. He ought to win it. Trial lawyers are, after all, the largest
contributors to him and to his party. And if that doesn't frighten enough
Americans, we will cease being a free country.

If America is destroyed, it will be done legally.

JWR contributor Dennis Prager hosts a national daily radio show based in
Los Angeles. He the author of, most recently, "Happiness is a Serious

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