Sunday, August 30, 2009

Perhaps the Lawyer Might be Indirectly Blamed. Rent Seeking is Everywhere

The Supremacy is watching below from his office tower. A stopped bus opens a door, and the door strikes a bicyclist in the bicycle lane in the shoulder. Oh, my God.

Three police cars arrive. Two ambulances. Two fire department service vehicles. This doofis is standing, holding his shoulder. Meanwhile traffic on this two lane street is backed up for miles, because the police naturally close off both lanes. The guy tries to walk away. The ambulance people force him onto a flat board, and immobilize his neck. They carry him away. I am sure all this equipment and staff cost over $1000. They likely took him to an Emergency Room. There, he must have received a $5000 evaluation. I am sure that he hired a lawyer, and will receive much rehabilitation, follow up care, and compensation in the $1000's or $10's of 1000's.

The lawyer may just a pretext for the enthusiastic rent seeking of every body else.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Catechism Content of the Common Law in Modern Times

None of these terms is permissible in the law of our secular nation, and they are prohibited by the Establishment Clause.

46-47: Starting from creation, that is from the world and from the human person, through reason alone one can know God with certainty as the origin and end of the universe, as the highest good and as infinite truth and beauty.

[Reason is the ability of man to perceive the Trinity and God. Reasonable is the most frequent, core concept of American jurisprudence. One wonders why 100 other words were not selected. Man fell from the Garden of Eden after committing original sin. His intellect, logic are easily fooled by the mortal sins, by jealousy, lust, avarice, greed, selfishness. Only reason is the path to moral conduct. The best guide to moral decision making is the New Testament, the story and words of Jesus Christ. The reasonable person standard in the common law may therefore be lawyer code for Jesus Christ.]

Latin version is the official Catholic Church Catechism, and was published in 1997. Every paragraph has a number.

Sins. Spiritual, against God, against neighbor, and self.

Location of sins. Thoughts. Deeds. And in omission.

Classified by their gravity. From Scripture, experience, and the Tradition of the Church.

Mortal sin analysis has three "elements." These land the person in hell for eternity (1861).
1) grave matter (for example, those specified in the Ten Commandments);
2) full knowledge in advance
3) committed with "complete consent."

Repetition of venial sins reinforces itself. The Seven Deadly Sins lead to others, and are gateway to mortal sin (1863). They include, pride, avarice (greed), envy, wrath, lust, gluttony, and sloth (1866).

One may be an accomplice to sin, and be responsible for the sin of another, by direct participation, ordering it, approving it, praising it, or doing nothing to prevent it, or failing to protect the sinner after the fact (1868).

Perhaps, Eyewitness Testimony Should Be Banned

It is so unreliable as to violate the procedural due process of the parties to a fair trial.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Similarities Between Law and Medicine

1) Essential utility services.

2) Inherent Conflict of Interest - Enrichment from the trouble of others.

3) Students come from upper part of the college class, but are not geniuses.

4) Education. Requires 80 hours a week of study to do well. Changes the person by suffering.

5) Evidence.

6) Earn roughly four times the average wage. Feared, and respected.

7) Guilds engaging in rent seeking. Health and the law belong to the public. Their licensing is a monopoly privilege with other people's property.

8) Duties to patient or client are highly privileged, even at the expense of the interests of others, because they are essential to fundamental rights of the patient/client.