Tuesday, September 15, 2015

'No, no!' said the Queen. 'Sentence first - verdict afterwards.'

With Representative Jared Polis (D - Boulder, CO) and soon to be former Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton (D - Carpetbag, AR) channeling Iracebeth of Crims, I am reminded not just of Lewis Carroll, but also Joseph Heller and Franz Kafka.

The trial of the Knave in Alice in Wonderland, Clevinger's Court Martial in Catch-22 and Joeseph K.'s year imprisoned in The Trial have much in common with the kangaroo court system Jared and Hillary want to establish.

Carroll:
"If there's no meaning in it," said the King, "that saves a world of trouble, you know, as we needn't try to find any."
Heller:
Clevinger was guilty, of course, or he would not have been accused, and since the only way to prove it was to find him guilty, it was their patriotic duty to do so.
Kafka:
"[I]t is an essential part of the justice dispensed here that you should be condemned not only in innocence but also in ignorance.”
Polis:
I mean, if there's 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, [it] seems better to get rid of all 10 people. We're not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we're talking about their transfer to another university.
Yep. They're at liberty to apply to the University of Accused Rapists.

Hillary:
To every survivor of sexual assault… You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed. We’re with you.
The 'right' of the accuser to be believed eliminates the rights of the guilty and innocent alike. Who has the "right to be believed?" Well, in Hillary's case, we know who doesn't: Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Monica Lewinsky.

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