I have explained how the Indiana Supreme Court and lower Indiana courts do not protect property rights and in fact close the courts, attack those who use federal courts, and steal law licenses without paying. They violate federal criminal laws.
Other states are just as odd. Utah has suspended a non-attorney who stopped having a law license in that state over 15 years ago. In re Doug Allen Bernacchi. When I attempted to come to his aid with a sensible amicus brief as a former state supreme court analyst, the Utah Supreme Court would not allow it. When I made comments on the public comment service for the Utah Supreme Court proposed rules, my views were taken down within minutes. Censored.
That’s called closing the courts, abusing the courts, and violating the First Amendment. I don’t just sit back and take it. That time of my life is over. Now, I am a whistleblower, so I am suing Utah in federal court over the First Amendment violations. Straw v. Utah.
The private sector is not much better. I have used LinkedIn to connect with other disability rights activists, but when I posted my views on the discrimination of my former employer, my LinkedIn account was permanently closed to me. So, LinkedIn sided with the Indiana federal crimes and civil rights violations, and I lost my account with its thousands of connections I built up over a decade. I am suing LinkedIn in San Jose, California. Straw v. LinkedIn.
Closing the courts, shutting down dissent, and violating the rights of whistleblowers. These are not the actions of an open, free society. These are the actions of a fascist state with fascism ingrained in the public and the private. Any past vestiges of a free society are tossed aside by powerful judges and private corporations who have no values but their own power and wealth.
This is not a time like 1945, after victory in Europe and Japan and with the World in mourning for the sacrifices made to oppose tyranny. It is more like 1933 with evil dictators running rampant and threatening every democratic principle.
You cannot have democracy without fundamental human rights like freedom of speech and freedom to use the courts without retaliation. Courts must also be absolutely and totally free of criminal acts and unethical judges. A free society prosecutes judges who violate law and ethics, but in America and so many other places, the bench has become a hive of iniquity, fully opposed to all the freedoms needed for democracy to work.
Jack Jones says
Great article, I feel empowered and encouraged by your work!
Andrew U D Straw says
Utah decided to put my comments back up after I objected to the censorship.
Rik Munson says
Straw is absolutely correct. The Legal System in the United states is an obscenity of crooked judges and crooked attorneys committing larceny and claiming immunity by simply calling their crimes litigation.
Andrew U D Straw says
It is very important to see what the U.S. Supreme Court said when I tried to defend my 5 law licenses as property.
Defending my own properties from criminal abuse and theft became “abuse of process.”
The U.S. Supreme Court defended the theft of my law licenses and that shows no one can trust this system at any level, top to bottom.