Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Cliffs of Insanity: What will you do without Due Process?

The Cliffs of Insanity: What will you do without Due Process?

The Cliffs of Insanity has a great post up asking "what does it mean when you no longer have a right to due process?"

The immediate issue has to do with Cheyenne Irish, who was taken from her parents shortly after birth because her Dad is a member of the Oath Keepers.  But the Avie goes on to list a number of instances where due process has been abrogated.  Each time it happens, it frightens me, and I don't understand it.  The laws, when fairly applied, with proper due process, protects those who now wish to do away with it as well as those they feel may have violated the law.  Without due process, we don't really have law at all, but an arbitrarily applied sense of what may or may not be lawful.  Already, our "laws" are unmoored from basic Biblical morality.  Once a large minority of people become aware that they will get no justice, that the rules are designed to take what is theirs and give it to others, people will begin to avoid, or disobey laws they feel they can get away with, and it will be nearly impossible to bring society back to where most people, most of the time, respect the law.

Western Rifle Shooters Association has a good take on the same post. Go read it. In fact, go read both of them.  Then ponder their meaning.

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