Sunday, September 10, 2006

litigation v. justice

For many years I've heard how "justice is denied to the poor." I've always dismissed this as emotional horse-hockey designed for consumption by left leaning wealthy do-gooders who are having a conscience attack. I've also generally rejected the premise that right-leaning causes operated under the corollary of "justice is served by wealth," and the resulting "golden-rule" conclusion that "those who have the gold make the rules." In America, a land of laws, all citizens were supposed to be equal under the law. No one was supposed to be able to force another to give up their freedoms without due process and justice. Hence, all citizens would be able to obtain justice regardless of their class and the size of their bank account.

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

Labor Day Weekend

Ah! The Labor Day Weekend is finally here!!

The Queen has a pleasant smile on her face because she will be home for an extra day this weekend. The kittens are mewing about playing Diablo against each other this weekend. Myself, I'm stuck celebrating this Labor Day in a boot for the next three weeks.

Every now and then crazy thoughts pop into my head. I asked myself, "Gee I wonder what the origins of Labor Day are"? So I G**gled it and came up with this site at the Department of Labor. To say the least, I was shocked at this quote from the first paragraph of the site.

"Labor Day differs in every essential way from the other holidays of the year in any country," said Samuel Gompers, founder and longtime president of the American Federation of Labor. "All other holidays are in a more or less degree connected with conflicts and battles of man's prowess over man, of strife and discord for greed and power, of glories achieved by one nation over another. Labor devoted to no man, living or dead, to no sect, race, or nation."

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