Warm Southern Breeze

"… there is no such thing as nothing."

Laws That Don’t Apply To Wealthy People

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Benjamin felt a nose nuzzling at his shoulder. He looked round. It was Clover. Her old eyes looked dimmer than ever. Without saying anything, she tugged gently at his mane and led him round to the end of the big barn, where the Seven Commandments were written. For a minute or two they stood gazing at the tatted wall with its white lettering.

“My sight is failing,” she said finally. “Even when I was young I could not have read what was written there. But it appears to me that that wall looks different. Are the Seven Commandments the same as they used to be, Benjamin?”

For once Benjamin consented to break his rule, and he read out to her what was written on the wall. There was nothing there now except a single Commandment. It ran:

ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL
BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

After that it did not seem strange when next day the pigs who were supervising the work of the farm all carried whips in their trotters. It did not seem strange to learn that the pigs had bought themselves a wireless set, were arranging to install a telephone, and had taken out subscriptions to John Bull, TitBits, and the Daily Mirror. It did not seem strange when Napoleon was seen strolling in the farmhouse garden with a pipe in his mouth-no, not even when the pigs took Mr. Jones’s clothes out of the wardrobes and put them on, Napoleon himself appearing in a black coat, ratcatcher breeches, and leather leggings, while his favourite sow appeared in the watered silk dress which Mrs. Jones had been used to wear on Sundays.
— excerpt from Animal Farm (1945), chapter X, George Orwell’s (1903-1950) novel

John G. Roberts, Jr., Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, 2005 Official Portrait

Today, Tuesday, November 1, 2022, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts issued a temporary order that stayed “the mandate of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, case No. 21-5289,” and stated further that “pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court. It is further ordered that a response to the application be filed on or before Thursday, November 10, 2022, by noon (EST).” The case is No. 22A362, DONALD J. TRUMP, ET AL., Applicants v. COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS, UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ET AL.

The Fourteenth Amendment’s Section 1 guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” has been openly mocked, if not trampled upon, by those who purport to “interpret” the law, at the highest level — The Supreme Court of the United States.

And for that matter, now the phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance which states “with liberty, and justice, for all,” means nothing. And sadly, with this ruling, the SCOTUS has reinforced that unjust notion.

It’s not just now, either, that the problem has emerged, though it is just under the past 50 years.

An opinion by the United States Department of Justice wrote an idea that expressed the notion that a President [NOTE: To be CERTAIN, there is ONLY ONE POTUS. All others are FORMER, but that is an honorific, and properly should be addressed as “Mister,” and NO OTHER title or honorific, unless as a professional title, i.e., Dr., etc.] cannot be charged with a crime — and that means while President — for whatever inane rationale, however well-expressed, or not, it may be. Imagine how insanely absurd it sounds to even say that if, in the heat of an argument, or not, the President purposely killed his/her spouse. It is beyond he preposterous to imagine that s/he would escape indictment and prosecution for committing such as crime.

NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW, AT ANY TIME, EVER.

Here is the opinion from October 2000, which reinforces the 1973 opinion issued by the DOJ, that “the indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would impermissibly undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions.”

A Sitting President’s Amenability to Indictment and Criminal Prosecution

https://www.justice.gov/olc/opinion/sitting-president%E2%80%99s-amenability-indictment-and-criminal-prosecution

 

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