Last night was a truly special night. It may have been the highlight for me as a Dad! I was my daughter’s escort as she was a finalist for High School Homecoming Queen.
The game was close for most of the night and down by a touchdown. It was late in the fourth quarter. And then the big play came in; the quarterback threw from about the 35-yard line to the team’s star receiver in the end zone.
But wait. There were a series of flags and the refs called offensive pass interference and two personal penalties. The receiver had pushed himself off the defensemen propelling him into a position to catch the ball.
The Verdict: Touchdown does not count and the ball was placed back 30 yards further down field. The refs did their job and the fans accepted their fate.
Banks cheated, did not play by the rules
That’s when it all clicked for me. The banks cheated when they filed their foreclosures. They did not play by the rules. And the refs did not have the backbone to protect the integrity of the game.
If you check the “game” rulebook that is the most important function of a judge: To protect the integrity of the judicial system. Not to show favoritism, to remain impartial, and to be fair.
What the GMAC, JP Morgan Chase, and Bank of America Foreclosure Fraud crisis is demonstrating to the world is that when the judiciary does not apply the rules fairly they can jeopardize the integrity of the game.