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Steve Mills

Is our legal system being replaced?

Posted Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 11:37 AM
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  • I could explain it, but no one would read it or discuss it.

    -- Posted by sui on Wed, Feb 21, 2018, at 10:13 PM
  • Sui, there are times when we have to get a cup of coffee and block off some time if we are going to read your post :-) but I believe many of our participants know when you've posted and miss when you don't so.....

    My intent with this post is not so much angled at the legal system (which I KNOW you have strong opinions) but instead how social media and the press are condemning and causing punishment without due process. NOR do I see/hear/read about any consequences like defamation of character, libel, etc.

    I try but know that in some eyes and sometimes my own, I have not lived a pristine life, free of things I wish I had not done, or would like to do over. But, if I was wealthy, head of a prestigious company, organization or running for office, I know someone would find out about the squirrel (one) I hit in Virginia, on I-81, on a rainy day back in 1970.

    They would make it into a slaughter of a defenseless family that was moving to a new life, with new aspirations. The kids were planning their future and might one day have become great squirrels had it not been for my cruel, senseless, irresponsible act.

    They would not mention that I was doing the speed limit, had cars around me, slick roads and the squirrel came out of the grass on the edge of the road, so I had no warning. Would play down that I could have caused great bodily injury to several had I swerved, nor that I was emotional scarred by the even for a long time. (I did by the way and the memory comes back now and then).

    They would not give me credit for my remorse or rehabilitation or that people change over the years. I could not be forgiven if it did not serve their purpose. I throw that jab intentionally because it also seems to matter what sex I am, race or political party.

    If those stars aligned correctly, it would be a totally different story in which I risked life and limb, admitted my errors freely without threat of unwanted exposure. In that scenario it would not matter what lives I had damaged. It would be a brave thing I did for the good of the people. LMELAO. (Laugh My Everloving A** Off)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 9:01 AM
  • OMG, Steve!

    You can just forget about ever running for any political office.

    It all comes out now after we all thought you were a nice guy and a kind animal loving human being, just to find out you are a road raging Squirrel hunting murderer,

    Oh sure, blame it on all those made-up bad driving conditions. How do we know what it was like at that specific time of year, month, day and hour. How do we know for sure those were the conditions when you never filed an accident report after taking the life of that innocent, head of the household, squirrel?

    Did you even stop to help it or just kept on driving like a hit and run suspect?

    What do we the public have to do?

    Do we have to make stiffer hit and run laws and maybe even make it impossible for some one like you to even buy or drive a vehicle. There is just too many (accidents) like this involving harmless animals wondering onto the highways (as you put it) for drivers like you to kill.

    There has to be stiffer driving laws.

    We should take away the right to keep and own a vehicle because it makes it too easy for careless drivers to run over a squirrel who has no voice in our courts.

    You just better be glad no one ever posted this on Social Media in, where was it, Virginia? You would be hearing all kinds of liable suits against you and your new name would be mr. Squirrrel Murderer. I am sure the news media would have a picnic with your story.

    All I can say about you is: ROTFLMAO!

    -- Posted by sui on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 12:36 PM
  • *headslaping myself*

    Steve, you are getting more like sui every day. Not only did I have to get a cup of coffee while reading your last post; I also had to go to the bathroom! ICBIRTWT (I can't believe I read the whole thing)

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 1:12 PM
  • I enjoyed Steve's little story and thought I would give the Liberals something to come back with.

    -- Posted by sui on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 2:07 PM
  • Yeah it was a good one.

    -- Posted by fair share on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 2:20 PM
  • :-)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 3:45 PM
  • Seems that our legal system is just more thing being sacrificed on the alter of political correctness.

    -- Posted by Liveforlight on Thu, Feb 22, 2018, at 8:40 PM
  • Yes, our legal system has been replaced by the Uniform Commercial Code. It is a commercial law of contracts. You are taken to court as a corporation (person) and tried under a contract you made with the State. That is why you usually don't win in court. You don't know the game that is being played against you.

    -- Posted by sui on Thu, Mar 8, 2018, at 10:42 PM
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