“Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.”
Our founders intended something different than a government which protects only the wealthy. America’s Constitution contemplates that “we the people” are sovereign. Further, that those governmental officials who act pursuant to the power of the people will act to protect the natural rights of all people.
Last Sunday I was one of two attorneys who appeared as guest on a segment of Gary Dubin’s the Foreclosure Hour on Iheartradio. The common link which united me with longtime lawyer William Butler was that we were both being threatened by agents of the empire for representing homeowners against banks and servicers in courts.
Here is a link to promotional materials about the broadcasts, which were entitled “Our Independent Judiciary Is No Longer Independent: Ten Ways in which our Courts are Denying Homeowners the Ability to Adequately Present the Merits of their Foreclosure Defense Cases.”
One way which the empire supports the 1%, which Bill and I were appearing on the show to demonstrate, is by marginalizing those advocates of the people who dare sue banks on behalf of ordinary people.
Both Bill and I practiced law for most of our lives without the slightest hint of a problem. It was only when our sense of justice caused us to stray from representing personal injury victims to advocating for homeowners that we felt the foot of big brother on our our necks.
So what is the purpose of this empire at the dawn of the 21st century?
|“Civil government, so far as it is instituted for the security of property, is in reality instituted for the defence of the rich against the poor, or of those who have some property against those who have none at all.”
Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (1776)
We, the people, need to reclaim our sovereignty. And our government officials need to know they work for the people.
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