Sunday, May 11, 2014

Your Royal Majesty the Honorable Unimpeachable U.S. Supreme Court Justice

We as humans tend to make things more complicated than necessary.  This country was founded on religious freedom, until now.  The Supreme Court in power now, and I do mean power, has decided that religious freedom is freedom if you believe what the majority believes.  The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations are "people," although they do not breathe or laugh or cry, and thus they can buy politicians with their (its) money.  The Supreme Court seems to think that its words are more powerful than centuries of jurisprudence and the decisions of many learned men before them.

Many, if not all, of the Supreme Court justices have never suffered discrimination, have never been poor or hungry, and have never really thought about what those less fortunate than them have to endure.  They do not suffer from age discrimination as they age, since they have jobs for life, the only such employment in the nation.  They do not have to recuse themselves from hearing cases where their friends or the companies in which they invest are litigants before them.  They are all powerful.  They believe they are all knowing.

Most of the men on the Supreme Court are young and it seems that being a Supreme Court justice almost insures a long, continuously employed life.  I supposed that once they taste the power, they are addicted and must drink of its cup.

Supreme Court Justices are the closest thing that we have to royalty, but they are not impeached for marrying commoners or divorcees.  It's almost impossible to get rid of one.  They are kings for life.

I see visions of years in the future, where corporations rule and hold public office.  Will we elect Wal-Mart, General Electric or AutoZone as our first corporate/person President?  Will we feed the hungry people, pay them dregs from the mega-corporate citizen/people rich?

I am increasingly scared of the Supreme Court/corporate quasi-partnership.  I am scared that the poor are getting poorer and the rich are getting richer and so many of us, particularly in state and federal legislatures seem to care so little.

I am generally an optimist by nature.  Yet, if a film-maker used our economic future as a basis for a horror flick, most of us would be scared beyond belief.  What has happened with justice?

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