From Isidoro Rodriguez: quotes/cites on Corruption

Thanks so much for sending me these the quotes and citations on corruption in government and how it is the duty of everyone in a democratic society to speak up and report to the authorities and that they should take action:

Greetings to all,

The question which needs to be focused on while seeking a response to Dr. Cordero’s papers, is why citizens have permitted the courts in collusion with Clinton, Bush and Obama have assisted in the concealment of criminal acts acts by government attorneys and employees, including judges (see http:www.isidororodriguez.com).

As confirmed in Navarro-Lopez v. Gonzales, 503 F.3d 1063 (9th Cir. 2007), 04-70345, the court explained that the Supreme Court has reminded  that “[c]oncealment of crime has been condemned throughout our history.See Roberts v. United States, 445 U.S. 552, 557, 100 S.Ct. 1358, 63 L.Ed.2d 622 (1980); see also Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665, 696, 92 S.Ct. 2646, 33 L.Ed.2d 626 (1972) (emphasizing that each citizen bears the responsibility to “raise the ‘hue and cry’ and report felonies to the authorities”); id. at 697, 92 S.Ct. 2646 (“[Concealment of a crime] deserves no encomium.”). The universal disdain for the concealment of a crime “was an established tenet of Anglo-Saxon law at least as early as the 13th century,” making it no surprise that our first Congress enacted a statute criminalizing such behavior. Roberts, 445 U.S. at 557-58, 100 S.Ct. 1358. As the Roberts Court acknowledged, “gross indifference to the duty to report known criminal behavior remains a badge of irresponsible citizenship.” Id. at 558, 100 S.Ct. 1358. This principle is as true today as it was in the 1200s”

 

William Duane of Philadelphia, wrote in 1804:  “A privileged order or class, to whom the administration of justice is given as a support, first employ their art and influence to gain legislation; they then so manage legislation as never to injure themselves; and they so manage justice as to engross the general property to themselves through the medium of litigation; and the misfortune is, that to be able to effect this point, it is attended by loss of time, by delay, expense, ill blood, bad habits, lessons of fraud and temptation to villainy, crimes, punishments, loss of estate, character and soul, public burden, and even loss of national character.

 

“The ignorance of one voter in a democracy impairs the security of all.” ‑‑ John F. Kennedy, 1963

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