Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Power Corrupts

More from the brief, referencing what I've already mentioned, the "creative prosecution" of Scott Wyatt:

"One could say that Scott Wyatt's 'Creative Prosecution' legacy was seriously marred on May 2,
2011, however, when Weber County District Court Judge Michael Direda ruled that Debra Brown was factually innocent. The judge vacated Brown's murder conviction and dismissed the case. On May 9, 201 1, Debra was released from prison after serving 15 years. The prosecution appealed the ruling and on July 14, 2013, the Utah Supreme Court upheld Judge Direda's finding of innocence. Under Utah law, Debra Brown was eligible for more than $500,000 in compensation for the damages she suffered. - A pretty significant price to pay for a prosecution's rush to conviction!
Lord Acton reminds us that "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you add the tendency of the certainty of corruption by authority," and serves as a reminder of a local vernacular which states: "We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men as soon as they get a little authority as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion." Lord Acton cautions us with an understanding that no matter how hard we try, "The will of the people cannot make just that which is unjust.'

Lord Acton further reminds us, "Authority that does not exist for Liberty is not authority but force," and he reassures us that, "The great novelty of the American Constitution was that it imposed checks on the representatives of the people." To be clear, Lord Action says, "By Liberty, I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion," yet he warns us about the dangers of the class warfare attributed to the appalling judicial situation here in Cache Valley. "The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.'"

How protected do you feel by such a "creative" law enforcement group as we have here in the valley?  Thanks, you can keep your protection to yourself--when it is so very "creative" that true laws, founding laws, laws that actually do protect and vouchsafe liberty are made blank paper by construction. 

More to come...
Please help us fight this corrupt system with the help of our new attorney--Thanks very much!

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