Monday, January 16, 2012
"Some lawyers and judges may have forgotten it, but the purpose of the court system is to produce justice, not slavish obedience to the law." -- Charlie Reese (1937-) Columnist Source: Don’t sacrifice justice to law, Conservative Chronicle, May 1, 1996
"No government of the Centre would seek powers to imprison individuals who have committed no crime merely on the say-so of "experts" who believe they might commit a crime. No libertarian government would want to reduce our right to trial by jury, to curfew children, to place "anti-social behaviour orders" on citizens, to conduct compulsory DNA and drug tests on all offenders. No government that was concerned with freedom would seek to ban pursuits that harm no one, such as foxhunting, simply because they are unpopular. No government that has respect for its citizens would seek to interfere so intimately with so many of their private activities -- for instance, what right does a government have to tell me under what terms and conditions I may sell my house. The transaction should, quite simply, be none of their business." -- George Thomas Source: Letter to Editor, London Times, October 13, 1999.
"Under federal law the government is allowed to seize a person’s assets and distribute them, even if the accused is acquitted, or the charges eventually dropped, those assets may be transferred to state law enforcement agencies."-- The Daily Oklahoman