Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Federalist Paper No 17 Hamilton and Law Enforcement

Hamilton and Anarchy:

"There is one transcendent advantage belonging to the province of state governments, which alone suffices to place the matter in a clear and satisfactory light ... I mean the ordinary administration of criminal and civil justice."

The current political missteps of the Department of Justice have shown this to be the case, and a succession of disastrous appointments by the Obama administration to go after local law enforcement for policy transgressions such as Sheriff Arpaio in Maricopa County have certainly led credence to why the Federal Government can't be trusted with a national law enforcement agency.

And we can see now, where the feds get involved in legitimate law enforcement matters its a complete disaster. Thirteen years ago the FTC opened the National Do Not Call Registry, probably at a cost of many millions of dollars, to prevent people from receiving telemarketing calls. After 13 years and many revisions the program is completely ineffective and a waste of money. I myself receive between five and ten telemarketing calls a day, and don't answer my phone anymore, unless I can identify the number calling. The feds thought that enacting a law without enforcement would be sufficient. In 2009 the Obama administration declared victory in their 2009 Economic Report. The telemarketers are declaring victory every time my phone rings.

An even bigger failure is the feds enforcement of cyber security. My wife called me in a panic this morning because someone is sending out emails with virus attachments from an email address from her business. Someone spoofed the address, the attacker appears to be coming from China. Many of our government agencies have been hacked from foreign lands without repercussion, and many of our businesses. The federal government spends eighty billion a year on cybersecurity and many claim it isn't enough, that more needs to be spent. I beg to differ. More needs to be done not spent. But my point still is, the government does many things poorly, and as Hamilton points out, law enforcement is one of them.

This wasn't always the case. Legitimate civil rights issues were fought by the Justice Department when extreme transgressions in the South propagated . Yet know we see that any perceived social injustice, no matter how slight, even those involving statistics and not actual complaints that weren't politically motivated, will be attacked by the Justice Department when the Democrats are in power. But only for the right causes. When police officers are killed, or hunted, well, that's the states' problem.

Separation of powers was also meant to dilute the power of the federal government, with respect to the states. The word federalism itself is the system of government where the power is divided between state and federal governments. The twentieth century, and now the 21st has seen a steady erosion of federalism with the federal government taking more power with less success, more power inflicting the EPA on businesses, and the wielding of the federal budget to punish local governments that get out of line, whether it be law enforcement or education. This is the exact opposite of what the founders intended. The intended purpose of the federal government was to regulate state-to-state commerce and promote the federal defense. Erosion of local power, rampant crime, and an all powerful single federal government was the exact opposite of their intentions and the states would have never ratified the constitution if they knew the behemoth the federal government would grow into, the waste of tax payer dollars, and the wielding of power using money over the states.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Federalist Paper No 15 and Justice

Alexander Hamilton writes: "Why has government been instituted at all? Because the passion of men will not conform to the dictates of reason and justice, without constraint."

SO it is with the current left. Their insistence on unbridled illegal immigration from certain areas of the globe in order to overpower the demographics of the electorate, their insistence on redistribution strategies to power their constituents. Lately we've even heard that they want the complaints of sexual assaults, almost exclusively women, to be believed without due process. And now this takes us into the election process.

We see the effects of such a policy of accusation without due process, an army of women, descending on parachutes of publicity supplied by the main stream media on the Trump campaign with a barrage of unproven accusations after an unsavory recorded conversation appears from the depths of time.

This is about abusing a vacuum in justice for power, nothing more.

And as soon as the election is over, the army and accusations evaporate, like a dawn mist. Surely they or their cousins in crime will reappear during the reelection campaign in four years,

In Roman law, the false accuser is punished with the same sentence that they would have imposed on the accused. Pity we can't bring this back. Now we're hearing from the main stream media how horrible Trump would be if he sued these individuals and the publications that power them, how monstrous! Nary a word about the despicable acts of false accusation, so politically expedient after the shrill question from Anderson Cooper towards the candidate during the debate about sexual assault. The question itself was almost rhetorical in nature, and became so soon after. Not one suspicion was raised in the press about the timing of the question and subsequent barrage of accusations.

Very suspicious timing indeed, Anderson Cooper. There's a few more emails or communiques between CNN and other interested parties that I'd like to see.

While we shouldn't infringe on the freedom of the press, we can, and should, make it known through economic and legal means that such members of the press will be penalized financially for defecating where they consume sustenance. Such defecation should be fed back to them by routing it through their sponsors, or the courts as the defecation journals known as the Rolling Stone and Gawker recently discovered.

We shouldn't shout them out. But we can starve them out.