Justice is Blind … or … Three Blind Judges

Justice is Blind

(Sung to the tune of… well, you know)

Three blind judges
three blind judges
see how they run
see how they run
they ran away from discussions of state
refused a constitutional mandate*
failed to honor a nation in wait
three blind judges.

Three blind judges
three blind judges
see how they run
see how they run
the verdict will likely be cruel, you see
no mercy shown for reputations three
forgotten waifs of history
three blind judges.

 

*Article 2, section 3, Constitution of the United States:
He (the President) shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them…
poem copyright © 2011 Monica Glickman
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10 Responses to Justice is Blind … or … Three Blind Judges

  1. An interesting story of the three blind mice , like the analogy to the politics of the world today
    Ian aka Emu

  2. penpusherpen says:

    …I know, Monica, and I sang it as I read your poem. A very sorry state mandate.
    Justice, the one thing we all rely on, try to believe in… can be blinkered so easily by those who have the power. xPenx

  3. lazfreedman says:

    Selective blindness,along with greed disease….
    Don’t get me wrong, Ha
    Love this one …Monica my friend,
    Peace,
    Laz

  4. bluebee says:

    Hi Monica – we get a watered down version of the SOTU address here so I would be interested to know the background to your post. Bb

  5. Monica says:

    Hi Bluebee, Three of our nine Supreme Court justices chose not to attend Obama’s speech. Not that they are obligated to show up, but it’s certainly traditional and respectful, not just to Obama but to our system of government. These justices often write opinions quite contrary to Obama’s political leanings, and the understanding is that they did not want their presence to demonstrate support for Obama’s political positions. (I’m trying to be moderate here.) My predilection is to revere the Court and its justices, but it has gotten harder in recent years.

    • bluebee says:

      Thanks for the info – It seems, even at the most basic level in a democratic society, an astounding lack of graciousness and manners, I would think. I guess they see it as taking a stand. Interesting…

  6. Artswebshow says:

    Ha ha, excellent.
    I know the tune and this fits really well

  7. andro51 says:

    Tunnel Vision Is A Very Dire Choice
    One That Can Only Mean Negativity…

    Androgoth XXx

    • Monica says:

      Thanks, Andro, for this interesting comment. I guess we have the right to insist on more, whether from ourselves or our officials. Best to you — Monica

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