Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ye Olde American Plutocracy Part II

The "founding fathers" of America, in particular the framers of the US Constitution, secured the Republic against monarchy/aristocracy.

They also secured it against theocracy on the Federal level, with the only mention of religion in the original Constitution (the supreme law of the land—it says so itself) being its ban of "religious tests" for office (although that is hardly enough of course to stop modern-day Christian Theocrats from insisting that the US was founded as a "Christian Republic", the Christian Theocratic analog of an Islamic Republic).

But the "founding fathers" and framers of the US Constitution failed noticeably, miserably and completely to secure the Republic against just as vicious and unrelenting an enemy of republics as monarchy/aristocracy and theocracy, plutocracy:

Consider, for example, two American criminal trials: In the one we have defendant Joe Blow, who makes the most frequent or modal wages, and has the most frequent or modal wealth, for his age, for the US. In the other, we have defendant Mr. Joseph Bloviate IV, who receives one hundred times those wages in directorial salary, dividends and capital gains from his family trust's corporation, and has one hundred times that wealth.

Both defendants have been found guilty of the same felony.

And both defendants are by law fined the same amount.

The American judiciary and legal profession absolutely consider this justice, and have from the first.


(Applies to corporations and other organizations, too.)

Keywords: American Bar Association, American Constitution, American legal "ethics", plutocracy


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