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Tuesday Nov 17, 2009

Rule of Law

A seasoned defense lawyer is speaking on the radio: blah, blah, blah, and of course, he’s innocent until proven guilty.

Do you find a problem with this conclusion? Look carefully. Sure, we’ve all heard this phrase thousands of times. It is, however, an aberration of the correct rule of law, which is this: innocent unless proven guilty. Do you hear the difference?

In another radio show, a woman reporter was interviewing a young girl.

“Well, I suppose you must be dying to do so and so.”

“I’m not dying to do so and so, but I would like to,” replied the girl who didn’t bite on the grisly dying metaphor, as she was much wiser than the reporter.

This is the trap of parroting things without taking the time to understand.