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How to Beat Swords into Plowshares

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Close, but no Prosecution

I admire the tremendous courage of whistle blowers facing death. Maybe, that is why we don't have many. More frustrating is the lack of law enforcement and prosecution.

The law breakers even publicly known rarely stand trial.

Governor GWB was a Stone Cold Killer

When a man first comes into prominence in Israel, the Secret Police open a criminal file on him for future prosecution. Everyone sins in his life.
When President Weitzman decried the poor ethical norms here, they dug out ancient bribery charges against him and forced him to resign.
When the Shas Party won seats in the Knesset its leader Rabbi Aryeh Dairi went to jail for failing to report campaign contributions.
After President Ratsav got too uppity, they are putting him on trial charged with rape.

GWB bankrupted Texas long before he ruined the USA. Al Gore was a pauper not worthy of public respect. The US public should have seen it coming.

How to Beat a Corrupt Supreme Court

"These proclamations give force to 470 provisions of Federal law [hundreds more since 1973, particularly in the Clinton administration since Jan 21, 1993]. These hundreds of statutes delegate to the President extraordinary powers, ordinarily exercised by the Congress, which affect the lives of American citizens in a host of all-encompassing manners. This vast range of powers, taken together, confer enough authority to rule the country without reference to normal Constitutional processes." – William Whitten OEN

An excellent comment, Whitten describes the sorry US historical record to a tee. Inadvertently, he also outlines the situation in Israel. Since we never had a Constitution or a Bill of Rights, our leaders were able to take many short cuts to tyranny [a Police State]. I needed three unsuccessful appearances before the Supreme Court until I learned how to beat it. As in all UN member states, Israel had to ratify the UN 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights a law on the statute books. The trick is to get to a World Court with human rights violations. Sudan's President Bashir could set a precedent.

My friend stars in an award-winning documentary about animal rights. The plan calls for nominating her film as the best foreign documentary at the Oscars next year. She hopes to carry her lower court decisions already won into the International Courts. This also could set a precedent.


How to Beat Swords into Plowshares

The wannabe peacemakers usually have it backwards. They encourage individual reform to personal salvation. This leads to a few mumbling monks at the bottom rung of the ladder while the bulk of society claws over one another to get to the top.

Popularly known as the rat race, the winners at the top usually prove to be the most vicious of the breed. Must we sit on our hands waiting for Barack Obama to declare peace? Shouldn't we command a minor role in this? Is it forbidden to remove a corrupt mayor or Congressman? Has a local CEO gone illegally against the EFCA to keep unions out of his factory? Can't displaced auto workers take over a factory to produce windmills?

Do you yearn for larger scale actions? To reduce medical costs, we could subsidize those studying to be health care professionals. Can't we support the 60 millions workers ready to join labor unions? The US Navy could patrol the Indian Ocean to intercept drug traffickers, slave trader ships and illicit commodity haulers. 

If we make life more difficult for evil-doers, perhaps our children will adopt higher pursuits.

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