The Myth that is the Rule of Law

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A great article by Tom Engelhardt over at Salon.com will make it hard to deny the hard fact that there is no longer such a thing as the ‘Rule of Law’ (though I would argue that its death began in the mid 1800’s, and its final days have come under this current regime).

“…At least in terms of what used to be called “foreign policy,” and more recently “national security,” the United States is now a post-legal society….

…It’s easy enough to explain what I mean. If, in a country theoretically organized under the rule of law, wrongdoers are never brought to justice and nobody is held accountable for possibly serious crimes, then you don’t have to be a constitutional law professor to know that its citizens actually exist in a post-legal state.”

“There is no Rule of Law in America” by Tom Engelhardt

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