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by Lawrence M. Stratton,Paul Craig Roberts
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  • Author:
    Lawrence M. Stratton,Paul Craig Roberts
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    0307396061
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    Broadway Books; Reprint edition (March 25, 2008)
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Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M Stratton’s principal argument is that what passes for law in the current civil climate is far removed from the long struggle to establish the people’s sovereignty that dates back to pre-Norman England

Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M Stratton’s principal argument is that what passes for law in the current civil climate is far removed from the long struggle to establish the people’s sovereignty that dates back to pre-Norman England. Simply put, the law has been transformed from a shield that protects the people from the encroachments of government power into a sword that enables the government to lord over people

Roberts and Stratton reveal the roots of the problem.

Roberts and Stratton reveal the roots of the problem. How strange it is that I, a law professor, learned so much about the law from a book whose lead author is an economist. David Schoenbrod, professor, New York Law School. He is a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate.

Roberts and Stratton rightly see in Bentham a malign influence on criminal law, but I regret that they do not consider .

Roberts and Stratton rightly see in Bentham a malign influence on criminal law, but I regret that they do not consider a vital point.

Start by marking The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors . How the legal system abets pre-emptive incarceration, asset seizures, false testimony, prosecutorial misconduct, judicial failure and corrupt enforcement

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In this provocative book, Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton show how the law, which once shielded us from the government, has now become a powerful weapon in the hands of overzealous prosecutors and bureaucrats. Lost is the foundation upon which our freedom rest-the intricate framework of Constitutional limits that protect our property, our liberty, and our lives. Roberts and Stratton convincingly argue that this abuse of government power doesn't have ideological boundaries

A new introduction and new chapters cover recent marquee cases and make this provocative book essential reading for anyone who cringes at the thought of unbridled state power and sees our civil liberties slowly slipping away in the name of the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, and the War on Terror.

Roberts and Stratton show convincingly that Samuelson spoke too soon. For people whom the government has in its sights, the United States has ceased to be a free society.

Spring 2001 The Tyranny of Good Intentions: How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice by Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton (Prima Publishing, 2000; xiii + 242 pg. Years ago, Paul Samuelson raised an influential objection to Friedrich Hayek's The Road to Serfdom. Roberts and Stratton show convincingly that Samuelson spoke too soon. One might at first be inclined to dismiss this charge as exaggerated, but our authors devise a thought experiment that quickly induces a second look at their startling thesis.

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Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton’s principal argument is that what passes for law in the current . Stratton’s principal argument is that what passes for law in the current civic climate is far removed from the long struggle to establish the people’s sovereignty that dates back to pre-Norman England (p. ix). Simply put, the law has been transformed from a shield that protects the people from the encroachments of government power into a sword that enables the government to lord over the people. The judge who entered the judgment called Exxon a good corporate citizen (p. 50).

In this updated and expanded edition of The Tyranny of Good Intentions, Paul Craig Roberts and Lawrence M. Stratton renew their valiant campaign to reclaim that which is rightly ours–liberty protected by the rule of law. They show how crusading legislators and unfair prosecutors are remaking American law into a weapon wielded by the government and how the erosion of the legal principles we hold dear–such as habeas corpus and the prohibition against self-incrimination–is destroying the presumption of innocence. A new introduction and new chapters cover recent marquee cases and make this provocative book essential reading for anyone who cringes at the thought of unbridled state power and sees our civil liberties slowly slipping away in the name of the War on Drugs, the War on Crime, and the War on Terror.

Manona
Excellent book! Educational, and gives many Supreme Court Cases to back up the information. A must read for those whom do not understand, or want to have a deeper knowledge how our unalienable rights are being attacked via "good intentions" and unconstitutional laws.
Tenius
Excellent work!!! But scary....the entire judiciary is asleep at the wheel. They have abrogated all power to the legislature and the executive. We have reached this point in time where the people are now afraid of the government, instead of the other way around. The book's conclusionis that none of it can be fixed short of complete government collapse.
Elildelm
This book should be a must-read for every first-year law student as well as for those in law enforcement at all levels. Roberts and Stratton make the case for how law enforcement and the courts trample the rights of citizens and endanger the public safety, not to mention destroying our founding document, the Constitution of the U.S. Be prepared to get angry at the unfairness dealt to ordinary, law-abiding citizens who cannot possibly know every nuance of every law passed by every community and state in the U.S., let alone the constantly changing federal law. This book will both outrage and inform the ordinary citizen.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
Paul Craig Roberts is a Reagan Era official who is deathly concerned about the appalling rate of convictions and prison time which has increased in recent times.

Roberts argues that under the concept of Anglo-Saxon common law one could only be convicted if the perpetrator of a crime had an evil intent. Today, intent is irrelevant and so pizza companies whose used boxes are discovered at an environmental clean-up site can be found liable for the mess.

There are many concerns over a budding police state but the two biggest concerns of Roberts are multiple charges for a single crime and the War on Drugs. In the first case, prosecutors (and colluding judges) don't charge a person with one crime, they charge them with a suite of related crimes practically guaranteeing a conviction on some count.

The other concern is the War on Drugs. In an effort to stomp out the scourge of narcotics the US Government has created mandatory minimum sentences and laws against things which are related to the drug trade but not in and of themselves illegal. That includes arrests for large caches of money, plant grow lights, cigarette paper, etc.

The most dangerous law is property confiscation for items used in drug dealing. This is a moral hazard in that the state can capture property for use in drugs. In one horrifying incident a property owner was killed by a SWAT team and his choice digs were taken by the state. The genesis of this outrage was when a law enforcement official "saw" marijuana plants when overflying the area.

Of course, Anglo-Saxon Common Law has always had a hard edge. Many Englishmen were transported in chains to Australia, Georgia, and other colonies for crimes that are pretty small today. However, when things get out of hand it is certainly good to have the freedom of speech to point out the problem and make adjustments.
Dead Samurai
Excellent book for those who clearly understand the complete break-down and deterioration of jurisprudence in America. Roberts is the consummate legal philosopher. He documents perfectly how the rights of Englishmen, the Magna Carta and the Constitution have all been supplanted by dangerously stupid criminals who have zero critical thinking skills, zero understanding about the spirit of fair play, and have the maturity of children on the elementary school playground. This book shows how criminals and dummies have completely taken over the justice system, and how we are back to the regressive Dark Ages - NOT being metaphorical here - I mean that literally. The next thing you know they'll be back to burning "witches" at the stake.
Bloodray
More eye opening facts for those who choose to question things. Just good info to know for cocktail parties, when a lemming starts going on about something that you KNOW is not true. This will give you factual cases to quote. And it will keep you from being invited to that party ever again.
Risinal
Mr's. Robert's and Stratton's book, "The Tyranny of Good Intentions" should be on everyones "must read" list if one wishes to understand how government (particularly federal government) has subverted our legal rights as stated in our constitution. Large corporations, influencial individuals, the wealthy, and normal citizens are all at risk in their potential loss of life, liberty, and property. No one is immune!
A good look at how this country has devolved into a defacto police state and the good intentions that got us here.
Recently you have read about the IRS/Tea Party auditing scandals, the NSA spy network among others. We all think that impacts someone else or maybe the person deserved it or another rationalization. I have seen this in person being investigated and railroaded out of an executive position by an over active DA who acted on false testimony which was later sealed so I could not bring a civil suit against the offending witness. A lost career, ruined reputation (notice how the news just picks up the front end of so and so being charged with malfeasance but they never print a retraction upon a closed investigation), $400,000 in attorneys' fees, and too this day the DA refuses to release the part of a sealed transcript that they used incorrectly to start the whole shebang costing taxpayers of the local jurisdiction over $1Million to protect a witness or witnesses that proffered polluted and self serving testimony. I thought I was alone in this but you read this book and you will be shocked at how many people get ensnared with overzealous prosecutors using your money to put you out to pasture with spurious claims and in most states they are immune from civil prosecution. Try this one, if your house is being searched under a valid search warrant and the government burns down your house in the process they are immune from civil liability. Wake up country and read this book. PS I am not related to the author or editor.