Court of Public Opinion
Throughout recorded history there is one place where mobs rule and the most famous case was when Jesus was arrested and charged but found to be innocent. It was the Court of Public Opinion where the masses yelled “Crucify Him” until he was flogged and hung on the cross not for what he had done wrong, but for what mankind had done and continues to do – Sin against God.
The same mob rule killed a great many people across Europe, Africa and around the world throughout time. In the New World there were accused witches burned at the stake; entire Indian tribes wiped out because of the “Red Scare”; Minorities of every sort were preyed upon because of their African, Asian, European or Indian heritage because people were riled up in the Court of Public Opinion.
Fast forward to the division in America today where the broad brush of public opinion grouped Americans not so much as by racial heritage but by political ideology – Dregs, Deplorables, Dog Faced Pony Soldiers or simply MAGA (Make America Great Again). The real division is the Haves and the Have Nots. The China Virus has been used to divide America into masks versus no masks and vaccinated or anti-vaccines, conformists and non-conformists, submissive or non-submissive. It’s the age old struggle for power and control by any means.
The Court of Public Opinion rose up in Minneapolis over misinformation in the perceived cause of death of George Floyd giving credence to massive violence, rioting and the arresting of police officers, the defund the police mentality that spread throughout the nation. Even though the autopsies (there were more than one) clearly stated that Floyd died from a drug overdose, not from any action by a certain police officer, who was tried, convicted and sentenced before his trial had even begun, clearly bowing to pressure from the Court of Public Opinion.
In the immediate aftermath of the Minneapolis riots in a nearby Wisconsin community rioters went after a young armed man safeguarding a local business against rioters. As they chased, attacked and were intent on taking his life, he managed to kill two violent convicted criminals and wound a third attacker. Ultimately this young man was arrested, charged and tried again in the Court of Public Opinion. When the actual trial commenced on of his attackers reportedly said “when I pointed my gun at him – he shot me” and it was clear that charges should never have been filed. In the end a jury of his peers found him not guilty on all charges. The Court of Public Opinion or Mob Rule is not satisfied with justice served but demand Vigilante Justice – hanging at the end of a rope.
In civilized societies around the world mob rule leads to the worst side of man and predictable consequences. We must not let the Court of Public Opinion become or override the highest court in the land.
The CONSTITUTION IS THE RULE OF LAW.
The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land. It is their duty to determine whether laws meet the constitutional threshold or not. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
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