“The Due Administration Of Justice Is The Firmest Pillar Of Good Government”
So said one of our more awakened Fore Fathers in 1789, in creating the Judiciary branch of our national government. little would he ever know, or even imagine, that such justice would sometimes be ignored and thus, undermined by our very own system of adjudication.
in reading the stories – or more aptly, the histories – of some of the criminal convictions which have recently been overturned, vacated, dismissed, spurned and dismembered by zealous advocates of innocence and true justice, it has been appalling to learn some of the facts.
individuals are incarcerated for many years, sometimes even decades – and mainly for the unlawful taking of another’s life – before someone listens to the advocates of fairness and justice and innocence. it is a travesty for sure that this still happens at this stage of our alleged human development. in probing these matters, the following is noted and applies here:
part of the fault lies in the judicial system itself, which establishes a priori that when one has been convicted by a ‘jury of one’s peers’, that the matter is conclusively and decisively resolved and completed and closed. this presupposes that the investigation, the prosecution and even the verdict are sound, and were satisfactorily arrived at. the root assumption is that the method and the means support the end. as we can see now, in retrospect, this is not always the case.
and this is even more prevalent because the strict “appeals” process in our system of adjudication is limited, for the most part, to only what has been included in the record of a trial, and not on any new or unknown or undisclosed evidence which is later discovered, post conviction and after sentencing.
in the first instance, in order to pass this kind of judgment, one must first be judgment free. in this, our earthly realm, that is not possible. in fact, in all other non physical realms, that is not even possible either, nor does it exist. this is because judgment assumes perfection, and therefore must, in order to be acceptable. but we are only still in the course of striving merely for some hint of excellence, and perfection, therefore, is far out of our grasp.
yet here, we have a system of accusation, investigation and prosecution which stands on ceremony and pontificates metaphorically as it propounds theories of guilt and responsibility. and in these oratories, it condemns and it hungers for conviction. at times, it permits the ego mind to dominate fully and unencumbered, and sometimes even somehow enjoys the vilification of the accused, so it seems. it ambulates with an inordinate passion and measures its successes in terms of convictions. it does not always mete out ‘justice’ – in fact, in effect, it oftentimes persecutes instead.
and out of the realm of this somewhat unpleasant energy – that which is unsanctioned, not encouraged and even prohibited by this very structure – it manages to pummel the sensibilities of a system that is flawed to start with.
“The Due Administration Of Justice Is The Firmest Pillar Of Good Government”
for example, little credit is given to the sincere protestations of innocence and the relentless efforts at vindication of some of the wrongfully convicted, all of whom, incidentally, were, in retrospect, wrongfully and unjustly accused to begin with. in such cases, the investigative process was skewed and prejudiced and corrupted, and no one was paying attention to the nuances, the subtleties and the sometimes blatant discrepancies that would void and nullify any prosecution at its inception.
it seems that even substantial and potentially concrete alibis are sometimes not even considered, pursued or confirmed – even in cases where numerous witnesses, we see lately, could have easily corroborated this defense on behalf of the accused.
this occurs when the thirst for ‘justice,’ pursued with a vengeance, and without regard for higher principles, enters into the formula and blinds the vision of those charged with objectivity and with ‘the due administration of justice.’ this can manifest when those charged with the duty of policing and investigating tend to allow anger and outrage to enter into the formula. and when, for instance, they proudly profess, “…not in my city, you won’t….”.
So much then for not throwing the first stone.
yet in a deeper sense this is quite apparent by the recidivist rates of the penal system into which those sentenced to incarceration are sent – one which is obviously ineffective, inappropriate and even more devolved than the injustice system which delivered the inmate there to start with. where, we ask, was it ever contrived or ordered or deemed or written that those who are ‘convicted’ of these human crimes should be so judged to the point where their incarceration is demanded, and for extended periods of time, with the latent intent of punishing, and with no semblance, principally, of any plan for sincere ‘rehabilitation’ of the individual? the whole notion here seems quite medieval at best.
rather, the goal, it seems, is to force surrender and submission of the will; to extract obedience and discipline; to control, to dominate, to subjugate and to degrade – verily, some of the same traits, incidentally, that these alleged perpetrators have foisted upon their own supposed victims. so there isn’t really any ostensible intent to teach, to renew or to rejuvenate the being, nor to instill a sense of spiritual responsibility for the development of the soul. the program is designed rather to scare the individual into ‘following the rules’ and to dare them almost to try to circumvent or to break them. and this is so because the incarcerated being has already been ‘adjudged’ by a somewhat defective structure, and is thus stigmatized, labeled and relegated to the dust bin of human existence, both morally, legally, civilly and culturally. Or is it the waste bin, we ask?
how, therefore, can a person be expected to grow, advance and learn, or come to an understanding of what an orderly and benevolent society looks and feels like under these conditions? what example is being shown to these less aware individuals, who prey upon others for their own satisfaction, interests and needs? does it seem possible that once reduced to the lot of those rejected by society as ‘criminal’ and then caged in a block of cells with others of the same ilk and stain, that there can be any realistic hope of remediation or reframing of the elements that caused these conditions at the outset?
in other words, institutionally isolating and standing guard over these individuals to prevent them from overcoming the ravages of these sentences; instilling unmitigated fear in their beings and threatening them with more isolation and even more punishment; segregating them from the trappings of a civilized life and baiting them with positive and negative reinforcement, is but a barren and arcane manner in which to elevate them to a place of higher awareness and the evolution of their souls.
and the same prosecutorial system which sought not to merely ascertain facts and to render impartial analyses and conclusions, is equally at fault here when it either impedes the due administration of justice or fails to adequately and properly heed, ignores or conceals evidence. or perhaps even demeans the passionate expressions of innocence and a lack of due process.
that, we are afraid, is not justice at all, and this is not the due administration of justice where files are replete with exculpatory evidence which was not revealed or disclosed, as required by law, and where facts are distorted and testimony corrupted to render verdicts and judgments that are maligned and in these circumstances, devoid of truth.
this has all apparently become endemic, and in this new age of discovery, and of revelations of truth and disclosure, of the crumbling of long established institutions, the purging and cleansing of unacceptable methods and motives, the moment has now arrived to reconstruct the pillars of good and sound and admirable government and dispose of any signs of prejudice, partisanship, hatred or injustice, and to mete out the civil and criminal laws and statutes in an orderly, admirable and decent manner.
and it is also said that justice that is delayed, is justice denied. in the case of that noble and benevolent crusader against apartheid, or where that torrent of a prize fighter was victimized by the same racism and the fear that accompanies such movements, we can see, for example, how a virtual lifetime can be spent in striving for vindication, truth, transparency and fairness. and we can witness the despair and the hopelessness that attaches to such a plight. and in these dark visions, we are reminded that only the due administration of justice can support and succor, like the columns of old, good government and one in which the populace has confidence and trust.
so are we to be condemned to a brand of justice which is rendered only when ‘good government’ intervenes? or more precisely, do we have to await the Lords of Karma to enter and to mete out what is and what will ultimately be due to those involved, instead?
one can only imagine the struggle of an inmate wrongfully convicted and sentenced to a lifetime of incarceration in trying to reconcile the injustice perpetrated upon such individual.
let us not be misunderstood here, for it is agreed and acknowledged that the human law is vital and necessary, in this moment of time and history, still, to the stability of our civilizations, since mankind has not yet learned how to reach higher and to govern itself. we are still afflicted with the need to be regulated and policed and prosecuted for our social and moral transgressions as, en masse, we have not yet been able to understand that the things that we do, which comprise the crimes we define – social, moral, environmental and otherwise – are not only senseless, but derive from spiritual ignorance and a need for the material as opposed to an appreciation of the formless.
for if we all understood that the motivations for these acts are borne out of misplaced values and emotions which emanate from a crude and shallow knowing of what is truly important in human development, perhaps the perspectives would change and these actions would be altered.
it has been said that the three most common motivations for crime are money, sex and revenge. if it were better known – and felt – that these are not important or even necessary to the true development of an elevated being, and in fact can even sometimes be adverse and counterproductive at best when deemed priorities in life, a great step could be taken in prevention and deterrence, which is so direly needed and sorely lacking now.
moreover, in comprehending this fully and sincerely, perhaps a different approach to the administration of justice would ensue. perhaps one tempered with compassion and a search for truth, instead of the pursuit of a mere conviction would be more prevalent.
but it seems we are not ready for that yet, as evidenced by the need to condemn, to judge, to unfairly accuse, charge, prosecute and sentence individuals just to tally statistics, to satisfy personal needs, or rather, to glorify oneself and one’s ego in the ostensible search for ‘justice’.
besides which, it is somewhat smug to even begin to think that on the human level, in this earth plane, we can judge anyone or anything, and then consequently render punishment, when this does not even exist in the higher, ethereal planes, where one, upon passing, evaluates, examines and judges one’s own life course and decisions and actions, once released from the flesh.
then, and there, in the mid plane existence, in between incarnations, is where the judgment is applied and prevails. but not by guilt or punishment or ridicule or the self righteousness that mankind knows. instead, this process is governed by universal principles and the exactitude of spiritual laws, which supersede all human predilections and rules and create balance and learning where needed.
so it is ultimately there that we stand, sentenced to justice, duly administered, instead, but without the effects of a system compromised by human error and man made judgment, for
“The Due Administration Of Justice Is The Firmest Pillar Of Good Government”.
it is time we looked to the hierarchy of the non physical planes, and to the order which prevails there, and understand that the due administration of karmic justice is the firmest pillar of these unseen governing forces, and not those of mankind.
when that time arrives, we will then have no need for due process here, as the entire system will have then become obsolete.
and that will be Good.