The Law is the fundamental driver of all social issues and the basis on which our society survives (badly or otherwise). Due to the nature of mankind (including the politically correct – what is it? – peoplekind ) these Laws need to exist. It is the incorrect or overzealous application of these Laws plus (and more importantly) the creation of inappropriate Laws that makes The Law is a major contributor to the overall chaos that society is slipping into.
Here is a quote from a book The Law by Frederic Bastiat in 1850 :
Start of quote:
(But, ) unfortunately, law by no means confines itself to its proper functions. And when it has exceeded its proper functions, it has not done so merely in some inconsequential and debatable matters. The law has gone further than this; it has acted in direct opposition to its own purpose. The law has been used to destroy its own objective: It has been applied to annihilating the justice that it was supposed to maintain; to limiting and destroying rights which its real purpose was to respect. The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others. It has converted plunder into a right, in order to protect plunder. And it has converted lawful defense into a crime, in order to punish lawful defense.
Thus we need to address :
— Plain English Law – or practically speaking a single paragraph as an introduction (header?) for every Law that states the PURPOSE OF THE LAW.
— Bring Justice back into Law so that a Judge is able to revert to the PURPOSE OF ANY LAW and rule on that Law based on The Codee
— No Law can be re-interpreted in such a way as to make judgement based on the PURPOSE OF THE LAW technically different. (in other words there is no longer such a thing as technical ambiguity which can be debated by lawyers)
— A very careful re-assessment of ALL laws to ensure that they are in keeping with The Code, that they are able to be enforced, that they are able to be summed up in a single paragraph PURPOSE (or else they are too complex and probably too compromised to be valid and practical) and that they are REALLY necessary and not enforceable in terms of some other Law which has become unenforceable because of precedent and/or technical interpretations
— It is very important that Capital Punishment is brought back into practice and that the Death Sentence is made available to rid our society of Low-Life that cost the country a very large sum of money each year to feed and clothe and keep in a state of semi-holiday (read almost luxury) environments.
It is a very sad situation that Justice no longer really exists. Judges are hamstrung by technicalities and where most court cases are decided by the ability (and cost) of technicalities and precedents as identified by the lawyers. Please do not get me wrong. I do not have anything against lawyers but when the result of a court case is dependent on who has the most money to spend on the power of lawyers (or barristers ) then to my mind the legal system is a farce.