Just Like You and Me, Only Better

Judge Lefkow is blasting law enforcement. She has truly suffered a tragedy — no one deserves to have her family murdered. Lefkow was the Chicago federal judge whose family was murdered by a litigant who didn’t like his outcome in court.

“An entire family has lost its ability to assume that when we walk through the door of our own homes, we will be safe there,” U.S. District Judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

I don’t want to be nasty, but I can’t think of any other way to approach this. Welcome to the real world, Lefkow. You aren’t any better than us. You don’t have the right to something that we don’t. You want men with guns to protect your family — how about if you extended that right to all citizens? The police have no legal duty to protect anyone. That is what the courts — your peers — have decided. Not only do the police have no duty, but people like Clinton (the guy who appointed you) also want to make sure that people can’t defend themselves, either. The city of Chicago (the one that you decided not to live in, choosing the suburbs instead) goes even further in making sure that people are defended by neither the police nor each other.

We aren’t safe in our homes, and you should be doing something about that.

Lefkow petitioned the lawmakers to continue to “make judicial protection a priority.” She pointed out ways to protect those that enforce the rule of law and keep society from becoming one based on “right being defined by might.”

Riddle me this, judge — when does might stop making right? When have you ever made a ruling that didn’t have the threat of rough men coming to do great violence upon those who choose to defy your rulings? You need to face facts, lady. You rule through violence, because that is the only way it works. Every time you make a ruling, there is a silent, “or I will send federal agents to your home to kill you,” attached to the end of it.

Her family shouldn’t have been killed. Had the cowardly son of a bitch not killed himself, I would be all for us killing him. But that doesn’t mean that she shouldn’t recognize where her power comes from.

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