Armstrong Economics Blog/Rule of Law
Re-Posted Sep 8, 2017 by Martin Armstrong
QUESTION: Is there anyway the People have a remedy when the court is corrupt?
ANSWER: No. The only remedy historically becomes a revolution. This is by no means restricted to the West. In China, the Judicial minister Chao Cuo (? – 154BC) who served under the previous emperor Ching-ti (Liu Ch’i)(157-141BC), earned the hatred of other ministers and the people after he introduced 30 new laws that were draconian. The outrage become so intense, he was dragged out and executed in his judicial robes in the town marketplace.
Ben Franklin proposed that judges should only be nominated by the private sector. His proposal was rejected only because even those who were framing the Constitution wanted government to still control the people. Had we listened to Ben Franklin, then the Judiciary would be a real check against abusive government. Lacking that, we have no rights whatsoever for any judge can sweep the Constitution aside with some novel new interpretation. You have a Due Process Right to be heard, but not a Due Process Right that they must listen.
Judges should NEVER be part of the government. If they are, politics intervenes and there never can be justice for all.