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We are an organization dedicated to liberty and justice for every american regardless of color, religion, age, gender, height, weight, marital status, sexual preference, state of health, hair color, shoe size, blood type, or any other distinguishing features!!
We are dedicated to removing from power, by legal means, all those who would profane the vision of our founding fathers and in the pursuit of their own self-interests, conspire to deny the rest of us our guaranteed constitutional rights to liberty and justice.
IT IS NO SECRET that our judicial system is but a shadow of what it should be. Unfortunately, far too many of us tend to deny this fact until we, ourselves, become victims. It is only then that we become outraged at a scandal that has persisted for far too long; a situation that has taken a devastating toll of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
In his book "The Best Defense" , Harvard Law Prof. Alan Dershowitz, one of the country's most preeminent constitutional lawyers, while acknowledge the indisputable fact that we have had some great and dedicated judges, writes of his own courtroom experiences: "... lying, distortion, and other forms of intellectual dishonesty are endemic among judges...
I have seen corruption, incompetence, bias, laziness, meanness of spirit, and plain ordinary stupidity. ...
In 1970, a report by Special committee of the "American Bar Association", chaired by former United States Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark, began by stating: "After 3 years of studying lawyer discipline throughout this country, this Committee must report the existence of a scandalous situation that requires the immediate attention of the legal profession."
In the intervening 30 years, things have only worsened. It would appear that it is axiomatic to all but the legal profession that incompetence breeds incompetence and the secrecy encourages dishonesty and corruption. The legal profession in New York State continues to operate with virtually no accountability.
Most complaints are dismissed upon receipt.
Others are forwarded to travesties that masquerade as "Grievance Committees". There, they are reviewed in secrecy. Conspicuously few (only the most egregious and those too difficult to conceal) result in any disciplinary action.
Even lawyers who confess to stealing millions of dollars from clients are able to escape prosecution.
If the lawyer is returned, that is often the last of it. The lawyer continues his predatory career, on an unsuspecting and helpless public, with his reputation totally intact. ...
Why does this scandal persist???
Because most lawyers and judges, for reasons largely financial and political, are not willing to "rock the boat", and therein lies the most insidious truth of all!!!
We, the American People, have been betrayed by the very people in whom the preservation of our ideals of liberty and justice was entrusted!!!
The Bar is always quick to educate us as to the important role they have played in the preservation of our Liberty. The record, however, speaks eloquently for itself. ...
THERE ARE NO AMBIGUITIES in the texts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution with regard to issues such as "equality" and "due process."
So it is appropriate to ask where have the judges and the lawyers been? Where were they when women were censored, denied the right to vote, and virtually considered the property of their husbands.
Where were they when the American Indian was declared not to even be a homosapian??
Where were they for the 200 years that black Americans were denied their Constitutional rights to liberty and due process, but were afforded the privilege of fighting and dying on the battle fields???
Where were the judges?
In significant part, they were presiding over trials that resembled a lynching, where prosecutors sometimes were greeted with applause and feet-stomping, and juries were cautioned by judges that "not-guilty" verdicts might result in riots. ...
And what about the lawyers?
The shameful fact is that it was not yet "fashionable" and certainly not yet "profitable" to take on the plight of the American Black.
Does anyone really believe that the recent advances made by black Americans would have come to pass due to the advocacy of lawyers and the just decisions of the courts?
Almost certainly, blacks would still be riding in the backs of busses and using facilities clearly marked "for colored only" had it not been for the fact that, at long last, courageous blacks and non-blacks stood up in unison and in numbers far too large to be ignored, let it be known unequivocally that it was over.
THEY HAD ENOUGH!!!
If the lawyers and judges had done their jobs and been faithful to the Constitution, we would not know racism as it exists today.
Our great grandparents and great, great, grandparents would have had to adjust long ago to court decisions based on law, fairness, and ignorance.