"Justice in the hands of the powerful is
merely a governing system like any other.
Why call it justice? Let us rather call it injustice,
but of a sly effective order, based entirely on
cruel knowledge of the resistance of the weak,
their capacity for pain, humiliation and misery."
Georges Bernanos
(1888-1948) French author
in Diary of a Country Priest
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When a republic operates like a monarchy, justice is merely the arbitrary will of those in power.
 -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Having participated in most level of courts, I know of no judges or their courts that are moral, lawful, or act within Constitutional confines. The executive and legislative branches are equally CORRUPT!.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
  • 6
    Dead on Archer! I agree with Norwalk.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
  • 5
    I agree with Archer, Norwalk Joe of Rochester.
     -- Bill Bigsby, Rome     
  • 5
    Mike and Archer said it well.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
  • 4
    Justice solely in the hands of the powerful is by definition "authoritarian" and will have little or nothing to do with actual "justice". It will resemble a dictatorship very closely though...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    The Golden rule: He who has the gold will make the rules .
     -- cal, Lewisville, Texas     
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     -- jim k, austin      
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