I have zero respect for the law as it stands in this country.
There used to exist a legal system here known as the Brehon Law, which in my book is far superior in just about every respect. There are those who will argue [convincingly] that the Brehon Law still stands as it has never justly been succeeded.
I am no expert in the Brehon Law, but by my understanding of it, it was a civil affair between victim and wrongdoer where the State had little or no part. If someone stole from me, I could demand full restitution from the thief in a way I saw fit. Simple and to the point.
The Brehon Law may have had its flaws and it may have appeared harsh, but when you look at what replaced it, you might wonder at the use of the word "justice"?
The modern legal system has gone so far beyond protecting the individual. It has become a tool of oppression, a means of raising funds for the State and a means of protecting those in a position of influence.
Can anyone tell me how justice is being served and society being protected by a law that protects an individual who wants to line his own pockets with charitable donations?
Here is a man who is well paid [by the State] but who feels he is entitled to far more even if it means stealing from charity and is using the law to protect his assertions. Is this just? Is this moral? In what possible way does that benefit society?
Under Brehon Law, he has stolen from those who donated to the charity, as you can be quite sure when they donated they didn't expect to be topping up some rich cat's pension. Under Brehon Law they would be entitled to just restitution.
I think stripping him of his pension and assets and donating them to the original cause would be just restitution?