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New Laws in 2018


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As they do annually, our beloved legislators have passed thousands of new laws that will be going into effect this year.  As we stated in 2017, instead of writing new laws, legislators should repeal thousands of existing ones, or at least erase 10 for every new one written until total laws have been reduced by at least 80 percent!  This would be a giant step towards restoring true justice in our U.S. legal system.  Many of the newly written laws will certainly reshape the political and legal landscape in the coming months.  They cover a broad spectrum, from recreational marijuana use and paid leave from work to traveling barbers and exotic pets.  What follows is a glimpse of notable new laws that we have selected for this post.

Experience of Someone in the Corrupt Indiana Courts


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The following is the introduction I included in an appellate brief I am filing with the Court of Appeals in the State of Indiana.  My journey stems from a child custody evaluation for my divorce in the Indiana family court system.  On August 19, 2009, Dearborn County Circuit Judge Humphrey stripped me of the ability to see my three- and five-year-old daughters claiming, “The Court is most concerned about [Brewington’s] irrational behavior toward Dr. Connor.”  There were no restraining orders or police reports.  No calls to social services. Nothing.

Legislating from the Bench, Selective Enforcement, and Weaponizing of Law


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Article 1, Section 10, Clause 1 and Article 1, Section 9, Clause 3 of the United States Constitution prohibit the enacting of ex post facto laws.  Laws of this type are the kind that are made after an event has already taken place that was legal at the time of its occurrence, but was then retroactively made illegal afterwards for the purpose of exacting simple retribution against the actors.

Stupid Government Trick: Fining an Engineer for Doing Math


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Be careful if you are doing math in Oregon without an engineering license . . . even if you are an engineer.  Or you may be fined by the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying.

That is what happened to Mats Järlström.  After his wife got a ticket issued because of a red light camera violation, Mr. Järlström did a study of yellow lights at intersections with red light cameras.

Thoughts on the Legal System and Two Books


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Controlling the Purchased
Virtue is 90% of Treason/Ethics are What the Other Side Uses

 

America chose Trump for his pragmatism.  It hoped his ability to make market decisions about policy and his unilateral, executive management style could return us to 1968.  But what about belief?  Every executive initiative is not about market behavior.  What about non-utilitarian notions of right and wrong?  What about ethical and moral identities which precede policy and call for stability?

Corruption of the Judiciary: Where Do We Go for Help?


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Since posting my article on the current condition of our judicial system, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from individuals across the country.  Based on these continuing communications, I have concluded that the average citizen is in far more danger stepping into a courtroom of any kind than from any commonly recognized criminal activity on the street.  At least with a street criminal you stand a chance of defending yourself.

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