UNAFFORDABLE JUSTICE IS NO JUSTICE AT ALL:
When there’s no real justice for people in the courts or government . . . where do people who have been done-in by the system turn to next?
The terrible answer to this question is NOWHERE . . . where we really want to be, and that’s the rudiment of revolutions.
I have spent much of my life around animals, big and small. And amongst the many things I discovered in the animal world, is that we humans are not all that much different from them.
We have our joys and fears. We “scrounge” for food. And we seek shelter when and where we can, just like animals do. AND WE DEFEND OUR LIBERTY where and when we can.
The intelligence factor between the animal world and our world is secondary to our naturally born instincts. And here is where we share more in common with the animal world – than not.
Just like humans, most animals are satisfied to live their lives amongst their own kind in peace. But, also just like humans, there are animals within their own kind who fight to dominate.
And then there are the hunters who feed off the gatherers.
The gatherers tend to flee and/or hide when chased by the hunters in both worlds, as we can see when the Lion chases down the Gazelle amongst a fleeing herd, whose only objective amongst the individual members of the herd is not to be the one to be caught and killed by the Lion.
THE BEST HUMAN EXAMPLE EVER:
When the Nazis and their European Allies hunted down the Jews, they too (the Jewish herd) ran and hid like gatherers in the animal world . . . rather than fight.
And even when their backs were up against the wall, and their loved-ones threatened, instead of fighting, they prayed, they begged, and they hoped for the best.
DO ALL ANIMALS COWER, RUN, AND HIDE?
Anne and I have a pony who’s about 600 pounds. But . . . pound for pound, he’s tougher than either of our two twelve hundred pound horses. And when challenged, not only will this pony stand his ground, it’s just as likely that he’ll go at his challenger.
I’ve seen videos of Wildebeest circling the proverbial wagons when confronted by Lions. So, not all gatherers will succumb quietly to the threats of the hunters.
THE MOST DANGEROUS ANIMAL . . . is the animal that is cornered, which sees no chance for flight, which by nature would never fight, but very well might when there is no other choice.
I’ve even seen mice bare their teeth to cats when their hope is zero.
AND THAT’S WHO MANY OF US ARE TOO.
Not every European Jew willingly stepped into the Cattle Car, or stood over the grave that he or she had dug for himself or herself. Not every European Jew listened with obedience to the commands of his or her tormentors, or his or her co-religionist Quislings.
When people are pushed into a corner, it is indeed a reality that some, just like otherwise gentle animals will fight back, and MORE likely than not, perhaps not a majority, but some nonetheless, will fight long before they are forced into that position.
Think about how few Patriots there were in the 1770’s who really took on the British, driving-out the greatest empire at that time.
OUR COURTS ARE DEFILING OUR FREEDOMS . . . YET – WE’RE NOT FIGHTING BACK:
NOT YET ANYWAYS . . .
In Canada . . . Racist French TRIBALISTS in four small Ontario (Canada) Townships passed a bylaw FORBIDDING the stand-alone use of the English language on private commercial signs, making the unrestricted use of the English language against the law in a province that is NINETY-SIX PERCENT NOT French.
Even the Courts agreed that this FORCED bilingual sign bylaw violated Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But – said in their judgments; that under the circumstance to help promote the French language, that negating Freedom of Expression for English speakers was the right thing to do.
My case was simple . . .
Do these FORCED bilingual laws violate my FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION? – YES OR NO?
ALMOST THREE QUARTERS OF A MILLION DOLLARS over a period of some 4 years, and losses at the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Supreme Court of Canada decided without explanation NOT TO HEAR OUR APPEAL, rendering the FORCED bilingual sign law the law of Canada.
All of the judicial decisions from court to court were in themselves reprehensible. But, what was as much a TRAVESTY of Justice and FREEDOM, and perhaps even more so to the actual decisions, were the costs PILED-UP by the lawyers and the Courts over a ridiculous period of time to decide upon a simple question.
CAN YOU AFFORD TO PAY OVER $350,000 TO DEFEND YOUR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION?
Was my RIGHT to FREEDOM of EXPRESSION Violated as is clearly SPELLED-OUT in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms under Section 2b?
THE ANSWER IS YES . . . So – what do I do when the judicial system is ESTABLISHED to make lawyers rich, while at the same time, gives judges the undisputed RIGHT to add or remove CONSTITUTIONAL guarantees as they so desire?
And if the courts can take away my FREEDOM of expression with impunity, what else can they take away from me AND YOU?
DIDN’T THE AMERICAN SUPREME COURT RULE AGAINST FREEDOM OF THE PEOPLE?
There is no question or argument . . . none whatsoever, that the government, according to the US Constitution cannot ORDER a person to purchase a product or a service.
Yet, that is exactly what the US Supreme Court did in deciding upon the legitimacy of Obamacare, simply by defining the forced participation of the people as a tax, opposed to being a FORCED purchase.
So . . . What does an American, or an American company do when he or she does not want to purchase Obamacare for whatever reason?
I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE LOSS OF MY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN CANADA.
For me to go to court to MAINTAIN . . . not to win anything, but just to MAINTAIN my Freedom of Expression, my personal cost was MORE than $350,000.
I had to pay my lawyers more than $100,000, and a portion of the other side’s lawyers to the tune of $250,000 of their costs.
I AM ASKING THESE QUESTIONS IN FULL KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR ANSWER:
Would you personally be prepared or capable of paying $350,000 or more to defend your RIGHT to Freedom of Expression?
Would you be willing to risk as much as, and more than $350,000 of your own money and future to fight for the FREEDOMS of others?
If you are not capable of paying for what should be your day in court . . . WHERE IS YOUR RIGHT TO JUSTICE?
REMEMBER WHAT I WROTE ABOUT PASSIVE ANIMALS:
As more people in the USA and Canada are denied their very basic RIGHTS and FREEDOMS through political and judicial intimidation, coupled to CRIPPLING costs, people will find another way to seek redress and justice.
When cornered with nowhere to go, even some of the most passive animals will bare their teeth, knowing full well that there is no way they can survive, but they will fight nonetheless.
The governments that should be of the people, by the people and for the people as Abraham Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg Address should think long and hard about the potential of people who are fed-up, and have their backs up against the wall.
In my next editorial . . . I will explain how we are sticking it to the lawyers, the courts and the politicians.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov