"The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another, is certainly the most erroneous and mistaken policy. ... These measures never fail to create great and violent jealousies and animosities between the people favored and the people oppressed..."
Benjamin Franklin
(1706-1790) US Founding Father
Emblematical Representations, Circa 1774
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Natural law, not recognizing one party or entity over another, does not produce or recognize prejudice or oppressions of individuals (or groups) one, over the other. Each and every, any and all are equal before the law.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Then there's Citizens United; The ordaining of laws in favor of one part of the nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another.
     -- anonymous     
     -- jim k, austin tx      
    anonymous, is your thumbs down a veiled ad hominem against Franklin or do you support favoring one part of a nation, to the prejudice and oppression of another?
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Federal judges make different rulings in their districts making rules different through out our nation.
     -- cal, Lewisville, tx     
    anonymous - What a great moniker for you. Because, if I too were in the state of constant stupendous ignorance that you so often deleteriously display then I would also would wish to remain incognito.
     -- Mary - MI     
    This pretty much sums up national government which thrives on agitation and conflict.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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