LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
Posted by rezinate on August 4, 2013
Liberty and Justice for All-Free Leonard…. now there’s an oxymoron if ever one is to be heard.
Liberty is the ability to move about unimpeded in the lawful pursuits of one’s daily life.
Justice in the simplest of definitions could be defined as seeking equity when a wrong has been committed. Compensation, or a balancing of the scales if you will.
In the case of murder victims they can no longer experience liberty or in reality the benefits of justice.
It is left to their survivors and society as a whole to pursue – and both liberty and justice are moral and ethical standards that define nations and people as individuals.
Liberty, and sometimes life, are surrendered following the commission of a crime-this isn’t a novel concept,but one that has been in place throughout the entirety of human existence.
There are simple questions to be asked, questions seldom answered-among them would be what liberty or justice was in play when Annie was bound, abducted, abused, and subsequently murdered?
What liberty and justice were evident in the murder of agents William and Coler? Or the countless resmurs committed by AIM?
And while those with complicity in various forms in these murders retained their liberty where is the justice to be found in that?
Leonard Peltier is as much a “political prisoner” as Adolph Eichmann was, and for Amnesty International to promote such a claim seriously impacts their credibility much the same as the Nobel Committees has been when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel, and now Obama.
The concept of justice has been expanded so to speak related to a variety of issues, and egregiously curtailed when if comes to entities like Wall Street and the banking industry-yet no exception has been made for willfully murdering a person.
Until such a time Peltier can forget about clemency or a pardon, and that is referred to as justice.