Sunday, May 29, 2011
"Ignorance of the law is no excuse", Or IS IT?
"Ignorance of the law is no excuse", is an ancient legal concept that makes it clear, that this easy excuse, for the defendant of any crime, civil or criminal, will not gain exemption from that supposed unknown (by the defendant) law. You can imagine how difficult it would be to hold anyone responsible for any violation of law should this doctrine not exist, but on the other hand, how is it possible for anyone to know all the laws contained in all the law books of this country? During court cases lawyers not only quote statutes and laws, but must provide the judge, in the case, physical evidence to prove what they are describing. It would seem that the judges, having to see physical documentation of stated statutes and laws, as presented to them by the University learned lawyers, would themselves, be guilty of using the doctrine of "ignorance of the law is no excuse", to enlighten themselves in the disposition of the disputes. And the problem with strict adherence to this ancient concept is that in the absence of any type, or form, of alternative logic, a more destructive force comes into play; The Destructive Force of Corruption through Selective Enforcement. And this destructive force, Corruption, is what is crippling this country today. It is through the ability of government to pick and choose what cases to prosecute, or not prosecute, that is making our legal system most unfair. This unfair policy rewards those who finance our corrupt politicians, who place their personal re-elections above their sworn duty to Uphold and Defend the Constitution of this Republic, to the detriment our our system of equal justice for all. And as more, and more, laws are placed on the "books," without some type of logical neutralization to this ancient legal concept, Corruption will continue to be the "disease" that slowly kills this nation.
Lord Howard Hurts