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PUTTING YOUR TRUST IN ONE GOVERNMENT ORDER OR ANOTHER?
You have to choose whether to trust the self interest of the judicial ‘priesthood’, the self interest of the monarchy, the self interest of the ruling oligarchy, or the self control of the democratic polity, or the self interests of public intellectuals.
My argument is that you can’t trust any of them, and that the judicial priesthood benefits from ‘maintaining the rules of the game’, but if and only if the military will back them up.
Why? The judiciary is a purely via-negativa discipline: it advocates nothing, and only resolves conflicts. It is already privileged. It is already high status. It is operationally selective (failure is quickly obvious and resolved), and failure of members is against the interest of the whole, who police it well through hierarchical review.
The central issue in limiting the judiciary and preserving its freedom from via-positiva action, is nothing more than insufficiently enumerated terms of decidability.
And that’s what i’ve done. Provided that completeness.