Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Do the right thing....get fired!

Ron Schwartz, a Chicago-based attorney specializing in employment law stated." I think people want to believe their employer will do the right thing. A lot of times, an internal complaint is made and if the employer isn't sympathetic, the employee is fired. This just doesn't happen in Chicago, it happens right here in McHenry County in both private businesses and governmental agencies large and small. That is why we have "whistle blower laws" that not only are supposed to protect the whistle blower but a witness who might appear in court to support the whistle blower's charge or charges.

What happens in many cases is that before the case ever comes to court the witness of the alleged misdeed is gotten rid of, fired, discredited in some fashion so that if and when he/she does get to court they are discredited by the defendants attorney as not being credible. I know of at least two alleged instances when this perhaps legal but I believe unethical legal tactic has and is being used to protect the "boss" and the "boss's" boss. Now don't you feel better about the intrinsic goodness of our human nature and your fellow man or woman....hmmmm...bull.

1 comment:

Gus said...

And how many years and how much money does it take for the whistleblower to finally win? In the meantime, what does he live on?