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(7,703 posts)
Mon Sep 5, 2022, 09:58 PM Sep 2022

The Big Lie that Legal Experts Can't, or Won't, Tell Us

"Everyone is equal in the eyes of the law."

It is a lie that has been told so often we believe it. It makes sense until when you stop and look at the facts for a second.

Everyone is talking about *rump getting a "Special" Master that we could never get. Of course you can't! You do are not protected by the law.

I have said it here at DU before; US law is written, and practiced, to protect not prosecute people like *rump.

Don't believe it yet?

Think about the countless examples of laws that are broken by all demographic groups. Like drug abuse. How many rich white guys are in jail for drug crimes?

How many white people were shot dead by cops last year, compared to blacks who were shot? Answer: Blacks are twice as likely to be killed by police than white people. NBC NEWS

I could go on and on but the bottom line is that *rump will never serve a day in prison.

It's not right. But it is a fact. He has not only the protection of being white, well-known and wealthy, now *rump has the protection of being a republicant ex-POTUS.

All of the "law" protected *rump for years, before it protected him the entire time he was in office. It will protect him for long after.

I'm sorry. I hope like everyone here, that I'm dead wrong.

But I don't think I am.

Today is not first time *rump had a "legal win". It will not be his last.

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The Big Lie that Legal Experts Can't, or Won't, Tell Us (Original Post) JoeOtterbein Sep 2022 OP
Justice is a privilege. The private for hire legal profession is solid evidence of this unblock Sep 2022 #1
Good idea... JoeOtterbein Sep 2022 #2
Maybe so. Septua Sep 2022 #3
Frank Wilhoit put it best, in 2018... Shipwack Sep 2022 #4


(52,608 posts)
1. Justice is a privilege. The private for hire legal profession is solid evidence of this
Mon Sep 5, 2022, 10:16 PM
Sep 2022

Rich people can afford better lawyers and to pay them to research and exercise every legal right available to them.

Less ethical lawyers will also create difficulties for the other side by making many dubious motions designed more to waste time and drive up expenses more than anything else. Again, rich people can afford to pay them to do so.

Worse, rich people can routinely force the other side to pay those costs. Donnie routinely refused to pay, or underpaid, his contractors. This forced them to either accept getting screwed, or pay lawyers to fight Donnie's team of delaying lawyers, knowing it will be expensive with no certain result.

The only solution I can think of would be to make all lawyers government employees and randomly assign them to cases. Not that that would ever happen, and it would probably be a disaster for other reasons.


(2,278 posts)
3. Maybe so.
Mon Sep 5, 2022, 11:27 PM
Sep 2022

I keep hearing the occasional comment that in the end, Garland will have to decide if charging Trump is worse for the country than not charging him, which poses the bigger concern.

Trump's not just another President that should be afforded all the traditional respect previous presidents receive. He has committed high crimes and misdemeanors "the likes of which we've never seen." He has no respect for democracy, law and order, the country, the people or the Constitution. He wasn't just a bad president, he was and is, an evil man, and his evilness gets worse by the day.

I don't see how not indicting him is the lessor of two bad options.


(2,195 posts)
4. Frank Wilhoit put it best, in 2018...
Tue Sep 6, 2022, 01:27 AM
Sep 2022

“Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit:

There must be in-groups whom the law protectes but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect.”

(By the way, this is Frank Wilhoit, the composer, not the political scientist that died in 2010)

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