Yes- I Am An Attorney

Today’s #Point2Ponder:

Yes I am an attorney.  But, do not quote to me “the law” to justify your position.  If your justification for your position is “the supreme Court says so,” then you have no position.

Just because it is the law doesn’t make it lawful.  Just because it is the law, doesn’t make it reasonable or logical.  Just because it is the law doesn’t make it moral.  Just because it is the law doesn’t make it just.  Just because it is law doesn’t make it Constitutional.  Just because the court issues an opinion doesn’t make it legal, moral, or Constitutional.

“But, unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions.  And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters.  The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose.
The law has been used to destroy its own objective:  It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect.  The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others.

It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder.  And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.”  Frederic Bastiat, The Law

The problem? When you stand for what is lawful, moral, reasonable, and just, those who obtain power from the unjust laws will call you names; “you are a purist, you are an Utopian, you are a subversive.”  They make morality treason and justice unlawful and they make you the enemy.  They end up declaring the unlawful, immoral, unjust, and unreasonable legal to support their power and control.

After all, we are talking about a legal system that claims that corporations are persons in the eyes of the law, but unborn babies are not.  It was the supreme Court, not the Constitution, that declared that men are property in the Dred Scott case.  It was the supreme Court that opined that it was Constitutional for the federal government to arrest and indefinitely detain Japanese Americans (yes, American citizens) without any due process, just because we needed to feel “safe.”

I will consider truth, reason, morality, and the Constitution before I ever consider supporting the law or the courts.  That is not anarchy.  That is not lawlessness.  That is being a reasoned, rational, and moral human being that recognizes that the law was created to secure my Rights, not oppress them.  Anyone arguing the opposite has classified themselves as either a tyrant or a slave.