It has been said that one of the virtues of law is “predictability”.
Through gardening I have observed that nature’s laws are far more predictable than those made by humans.
If you nurture plants they will grow.
As a lawyer I have observed that the consequences of following the laws made by humans are not predictable. Sometimes people will be punished if they do not follow the law. If you are rich, you will be likely be rewarded when you break laws that increase your profits. Especially, if you are former clients of the Attorney General deemed “too big to fail.”
Nature is not always fair. But it is predictable and it is not corrupt.
Money distorts America’s purpose because it substitutes itself in place of those goals which could benefit the world as a whole.
Potential innovations are evaluated not by the good they can do, but by the monetary effect they have on the already wealthy.
In the 21st century it is not just the love of money, which is evil. Money itself has evolved to the point where materialism stagnates human progress. Money also fails us as an adequate medium of exchange for more than 97% of the worlds’ population. If our current monetary system does not provide minimal food, shelter, and security for most of us, then what is its purpose?
It has been said that “power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Money has evolved to the point where it is the equivalent of that power which our framers sought to divide by our constitutional system of checks and balances.
Money has corrupted our government and governmental systems.
It is time for us to consider whether an economic system where the only purposes likely to be achieved are those designed to make more money for a few, will enhance or detract from the progress of humanity.
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