MarineGunner Wrote:
Feb 13, 2013 1:03 AM
Fair? Wow, do you have a warped sense of fairness. Upon what possible basis do you say such a thing? The problem with judges is that they are lawyers, which should not be allowed because judges and lawyers have diametrically opposed functions. First, you must understand that the purpose of law is a flawed human attempt to institutionalize fairness and punish criminals for wrongdoing. A lawyer's job is to parse these flawed words on behalf of his client; to win. A judge (sometimes called "justice") has the job of seeing that the law is properly interpreted in order to achieve its purpose. Unfortunately, because judges are all lawyers, they lose their way. They forget their function and become a referee between two lawyers.