Judges are human too, subject to prejudice, mistakes and flaws of the human condition. Well taking it a step further, have you ever wondered if the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) could get it wrong? Well wonder no more. The case known as the Dred Scott decision has been studied for years by both the law school types and by those of us who have a nonprofessional vested interest in preserving Liberty. It is called the learning process. You fall down, you get back up. You make a mistake, you fix it.
SCOTUS issued a ruling in 1857 that forever changed the course of human history. The Court ruled that states that outlawed slavery could not forbid slaveowners from bringing slaves into their states, the so called Free States, and holding them as slaves there. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney wrote that blacks were,
“beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations, and so far inferior that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.”
One has to wonder at what point the Feds feel that, in their so called superior wisdom (more like educated idiots), they can rule over the People and expect to win long term. Their hope obviously, would appear to be that they can keep their legislative agenda alive long enough the People will get hooked and fully dependent on “Free Health Care.”
I received a comment the other day online from someone who stated, “All I know is “it” (Obamatax) will benefit me. My comment was, “the Signers (of the Declaration of Independence) pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred Honor, to help us escape the tyranny of King George. Can we do less? Or will we go for short term benefit of a “free” trip to the doctor.
Our men and women who serve aren’t out there to preserve your “free” trip to the doctor; they are out there to preserve your ability to choose. I have stated previously that a free man has choices; a slave has no choice but to do that which the “massa” bids. Will the military become the tool to enforce the “massa’s” bidding? The very essence of Liberty must include the ability to make a choice, even if it is a destructive choice to you personally. It has very little to do with safety and security. If you want to sample safety and security at its finest and most intense, try jail.
I resort once again to the eloquence of one of the Founder’s, Patrick Henry, when he said, “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.”
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