Monday, May 3, 2010

“Equal Justice Under Law.”

Today the U.S. Supreme Court closed its front doors to "Equal Justice Under Law." People are now told to take the side door in order to provide more security for the court. What kind of symbol will this provide for future generations? What kind of message does it send to the American People about their justice system? Will it be a case of a forgotten phase that for now will be out of sight and out of mind? Should the government now close the Statue of Liberty so that no one is allowed to read?

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breath free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Funny but it did not say anything about sending people who could afford to pay to become citizens.

With states like Arizona proving that justice is only for whites in this country and that anyone can be asked to “show your papers” without a clear and compelling reason is this act by the U.S. Supreme Court not another sad statement of how far our country’s legal system has falling?

Perhaps by being appointed for life and not answerable to the voters of this country the U.S. Supreme Court feels that they should now fear the voting public.