Given the type of government that we have had put forth for us, we have supposedly found a way to redress grievances, find mediators for legal dealings, and have someone provide for our community’s common welfare.
We have read about the benevolent statesman that helped shape our country, the same was said about noble jurists of past times, among visionaries that made landmark programs that were said to have benefitted the public at large.
But for every Jim Webb, John Jay, and Charles Pell, we have plenty that have failed us. It is true that we voted for a few and some that found themselves appointed. Their failures helped inspire the worst in us, and in a way, I don’t blame many for their actions of desperation.
I wanted to show you a few examples of the dangers of poor representation.
- Joe Stack, an arguably hard worker, faced with continuous dealings with the IRS, flew an airplane into the IRS field service office in Austin Texas.
The unelected body, when smelling blood in the proverbial water, seldom let go of their pray. They run their own court system and their legal weight hangs heavier than the court system that we are accustomed to. There was little chance that Stack would ever be able to recover fully from their clutches.
- Sussette Kelo, who was done on many fronts. She was denied her right to her property by her local city. Then her other options for justice were f*cked by dress wearing lawyers of several different courts, including the top targets for the legal fetish, the US Supreme Court.
Kelo and her associates did not don masks or straddle backhoes to attack city hall as would be the understandable action. But many people took notice that it supposedly made perfect sense to screw someone out of their rights for a politically easy ploy to curry favor with big business. The morons of the City of New London town council costs their taxpayers millions of dollars fighting this, no word if the property ever served to create taxes to make up for their sacrifice. (Somewhat related, libertarian types of the ‘Shire attempted to seize Justice Souter’s house for eminent domain for the purposes of building a hotel).
- Although of a local slant, Marvin Heemeyer was a victim of a big business with deep pockets and a political machine designed to screw their constituents.
Heemeyer’s struggle to get zoning and business fines that were piling up. To the best of my memory, he ran out of money to mount legal challenges with. (If you doubt his angle, feel free to watch a few of the documentaries made about his struggle and demise. His “ride or die” friends echoed a few of my sentiments). The neighboring business and their city cronies won out. Marvin did what he thought was right and he was ultimately successful when he observed his legal options ran out. Outside of calling for a duel, which would have been unanswered, Marvin handled it the best way he knew how. The heckler’s lawsuit of street justice was successful to the tune of near US $7 million. (The losing party lost in a huge way, but seemed smug when interviewed after Marvin’s death.)
The ultimate harm is when the American and western civilization’s denizens lose faith in the institutions that they hold dear. When deprived of pride restoring measures outside of these solutions, (try dueling and raising a private militia), we should not be surprised when the dangers of poor representation rear their ugly heads.