Feds Claim they could Hold Bundy Ranch Defendants 5 Years & not violate 6th Amendment’s Protections for Speedy Trial

Yes, you heard that right!  Apparently, the words “speedy trial” in the Sixth Amendment of the US Consitution doesn’t mean that a trial will be all that speedy in getting around to.  This is according to Acting United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, Steven W. Myhre, who had

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  • This is but one of thousands of inherent consequences of the constitutional framers’ rejection of Yahweh’s moral law as the supreme law of the land:

    “[E]ntitlement to a quick trial is seldom attainable under unbiblical juridical systems. The United States court system creates a vicious cycle that cannot be remedied. Because America is awash with “laws,”4 nearly everyone eventually becomes a criminal, and because today’s unbiblical juridical system provides inconsistent or no deterrents to criminals and perjurers, the courts are flooded with cases:

    ‘Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them [given fully, NASB] to do evil.’ (Ecclesiastes 8:11)

    “’Justice delayed is justice denied!’ Countless laws, minimal deterrence, and delayed and protracted trials multiply criminals. The more criminals,6 the more burdened the courts. The more burdened the courts, the slower justice. The slower justice, the less deterrence. The less deterrence, the more criminals…. It is a never-ending degenerative cycle. Today’s appellate system, which allows criminals’ numerous appeals, sometimes spanning years, exacerbates the problem. For example, it took ten years to finally put Ted Bundy, arguably America’s most notorious serial sexual murderer, to death. By that time, the deterrent was all but lost upon the generation most familiar with the case. Thus more criminals, more court cases, more delayed justice, less deterrence, more criminals.Eventually, society morally collapses.

    “Under Biblical government’s fewer laws and greater deterrence, far fewer criminals exist. All apprehended capital criminals are promptly brought to trial and, if found guilty, are immediately and publicly executed.7 If a person is found guilty of a non-capital crime, he is required to pay two to five times restitution to the injured party, depending on the nature of the offense. If the convicted criminal cannot pay the required restitution, he is put into indentured servitude until his debt has been completely paid…. Under Yahweh’s judicial system, there would be virtually no one to imprison, which eliminates the need for a tax-subsidized prison complex….”

    For more, see online Chapter 15 “Amendment 6: Speedy Trials, Public Trials, and Impartial Juries” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/BlvcOnline/biblelaw-constitutionalism-pt15.html.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.