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But I get that you weren't advocating that either. :)
Gov'ts do not *have* an "exclusive right to dominate, exploit, and terrorize their citizens". They lead us to tyranny by spinning "benefits" granted to us by gov't when they have no such power either. Then they breed ignorance and dependency to enslave, dominate, exploit, and terrorize us. But they have no right to that.
They were chosen because the lawyers chose the jurors. The defense doesn't want jurors that know anything. They want morons. So you get a show like the one juror coming dressed in a Star Fleet uniform. Clearly not taking the responsibility seriously. And that was allowed? And again allowed at a Whitewater trial? WTH? The judge should have charged both jurors with contempt of court.
The problem is the courts let the gov't do all this. They should have overturned ObamaCare as "not the job of gov't". Same with most things the gov't does. The Judicial Branch is supposed to be the check & balance on the other branches. Instead they've become the rubber stamp.
I'm curious, who controls the Kansas Legislature and the spending? I have no idea.
rnaber, agreed, though not sure about professional jurors. The jury system is similarly manipulated and skewed by lawyers to get their result. Strikes me that it would be better if people were just randomly picked and had to serve. We should have people that understand that being a juror is a responsibility, not something to "get out of".
Gov't has a function and a role. But adding agenda and bias to that role via regulation is not the way to do it. Social engineering should not be part of civil engineering. Gov't should have *no* role in social engineering. Gov't should be blind to that process.
Now, the problem with private built roads is long runs. How does a private company buy hundreds of miles of land to build roads on? Every property owner on the path will raise their selling price, or one will hold out causing delays or sub-optimal path. And other companies could build some stretch of parallel road, charge less, and make travel cheaper, but less efficient.
The problems with gov't roads as I see it now is that gov't has enormous regulations about what companies can bid to build the roads. There has to be this minority or that representation in the bid process. Political leaders can demand that they must be union shops. Unions can dictate job descriptions which lead to larger work forces than actually necessary. And often there is no incentive to finish the project early. Look at the "Big Dig" in Boston which went years & billions of tax payer dollars over budget.
Fewer laws would work with a different emphasis on lawyers, judges and courts. They don't care about justice, they care about loopholes and manipulating the law. Any sane person looking at the OJ trial could tell from the evidence that he was guilty beyond any doubt. But Judge Ito and OJ's dream team manipulated the system and had him found not guilty. Justice was not served.
USA, lost our AAA rating under Obumma who has added 7T in debt in under 6 years.
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