First, there was Toyota…a truly stellar, blue chip firm whose accelerators stuck, causing deaths and damages—and denials. Innocent people were found guilty of major traffic violations when it wasn’t them, it was their cars.
A massive fine followed..no one went to jail.
Then it was GM—even worse, a decade of denying a major problem that caused over one hundred deaths and even more damages. A huge fine..no one went to jail.
Now it’s VW---a deliberate, malice aforethought scheme to violate the law. No deaths, that we know of yet, but major damages to our health and environment. Fines should follow..we will see about jail time.
In between times, a peanut firm CEO in Georgia was convicted of deliberately shipping adulterated products to stores to be sold to you and me. 9 deaths resulted..and he gets 28 years.
Something is out of whack here.
When reporters questioned the US attorney who settled the GM case, asking why no one was being charged in the case, his reply was the laws he worked under didn’t permit it.
Meadow muffins..or, to quote Dickens; "If the law thinks that, sir, the law is an ass.”
Should he be correct, here are laws that need changing…and far more important than defunding Planned Parenthood or shutting down the government.
I'm just sayin'...