As long as the public at large refuses to truly care about law (e.g. ignore comments such as this one), they inevitably refuse to care about liberty at terrible societal risk and danger.
Our nation has judicially grown into a hideous mess as a result of the continuous and tumultuous war of personal agendas (spanning our nation’s history) actually defining opinionated law via (often politicized) dominance.
The prime example here is obviously the war on [immorally politicized, etc.] drugs in the “land of the free”.
Within that mess is embracing discriminatory hypocrisy against our fundamental and unalienable right to liberty, but nobody cares for all intents and purposes (still wrongly believing that right — especially its unalienable property that can only logically negate all discrimination to prevent abusive law upfront — is antiquated).
We’re a nation grounded in spin — like a house off of its foundation.
There’s no unity, because objectivity (worded certainty) isn’t the prerequisite for law that it must be for fairness, so (by definition) justice, to be realized. Muddy language is effectively a powerful enemy against civility.
As long as the endgame is butcher law at a high level (like taking a baseball bat to brutally try to turn a SUV into a Prius), then we can expect much more of this horribly destructive hypocrisy (e.g. drug prohibition addiction) ruining millions of non-violent (sanely innocent) lives.
“Respondents Diane Monson and Angel Raich use marijuana that has never been bought or sold, that has never crossed state lines, and that has had no demonstrable effect on the national market for marijuana. If Congress can regulate this under the Commerce Clause, then it can regulate virtually anything–and the Federal Government is no longer one of limited and enumerated powers.” — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Fundamental and fully logical law must be a facet of drug policy reform (why I started our Respect Cannabis campaign), and the court of public opinion (the true highest court of the land) must be the forum leveraged to publicly expose the blatantly unconstitutional nature of the Controlled Substances Act and its state/local reach.
Think that’s unreasonable? Probably, but that just returns me to the top of this comment to make the same point until enough people understand that it’s the only way out of the spin machine tearing our nation (actually humanity’s world) apart “to protect the children”.
I won’t stop pressing this judicial message until the public at large finally realizes that the fundamental point of our nation (opposing law abuse) has been utterly rejected to instead embrace the historically and currently typical empowering of the oligarchy spanning the private and public sectors to dominate our lives (while merely pretending to reduce risk).
This isn’t idealism. This is about objective (i.e. fair, so just) basics.
Complexity without basics is chaos.
Anyone paying enough attention understands that our nation is immersed in that chaos, while the oligarchical spin doctors desperately try to maturely present the image of sufficient national integrity.
My comment fwiw at: Leading US Senators Convene Anti-Marijuana Hearing (The Daily Chronic)
I am an honest freak (or reasonably responsibly balanced "misfit", if you prefer) of an artist working and resting to best carefully contribute towards helping society. Too many people abuse reasoning (e.g. 'partial truth = whole truth' scam), while I exercise reason to explore and express whole truth without any conflict-of-interest -- all within a sometimes offbeat style of psychedelic artistry.