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Thoughts on the competency, legitimacy, and mentality of American law, and other legal things

Over the years I have thought a lot on the competency and legitimacy of American law.  I particularly have great and tremendous doubts about its mentality and logic, which seems horribly warped and oddball to me.  Here are some of my … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “playing Civil Rights” – the abuse of a good idea

There is something which I call “playing Civil Rights“.  Basically, this is using Civil Rights to get your way or to get some advantage.  I have seen nothing but example after example of this in my life.  In some cases, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my first confrontation with the ‘comedy of law’

The other day I was thinking about something that happened a long time ago:  when I went to jury duty.  This event, really, seemed to start a questioning of the law that continues to today.  It was here that I first … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘myth of equality’ – the need for “fairness”

Being brought up during the cold war in the U.S., I’ve heard everything about equality.  At first, it sounded good and made sense.  Now, I can see otherwise.  The ‘modern equality’ is certainly not what it started out as.  It … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the problem of political/legal thinking – the absence of authority

Here in the US we’ve had a very specific form of mentality that has developed as a result of the cold war, in particular.  Though it has roots earlier it seemed to of ‘solidifed’ during the cold war period.  Now … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the idea of ‘war crimes’ – democracy and the ‘Divine Right of Trial’

I have always been mystified by the idea of ‘war crimes’.  To me, it never made any sense.  If there are crimes in a war then couldn’t we say that war, in general, is a crime?  Not only that, what … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the comedy of legal trials

I have always thought that legal trials were comical.  I, myself, had to do jury duty once and got quite a kick out of it.  The comedy of the lawyers, alone, was hilarious.  It was like some great big play … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘legal philosophy’

Law is a philosophy like any other.  It is just another way at looking at the world.  In that sense, it’s a ‘world view’.  But it’s one of many philosophies and ‘world views’.  There is nothing sacred about it.  In … Continue reading

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