We often hear about conflict of interest. It is a motive to take advantage of a particular situation where one wants to take the cake and eat it too, so to speak.

Imagine a lawyer, assigned to argue a case in court. He defends it to the best of his abilities but lost. He files a motion for reconsideration to sway the judges’ original decision to his favor.

Lo and behold, the same lawyer is suddenly appointed to be a judge of the same case he lost defending while the motion for reconsideration is passed to another lawyer to handle. What is the chance that the original decision will be overturned?

If you think this situation happens only in the imagination of writers, watch and listen to the news and you will be astounded by the absolute ‘in your face’ insult to the intelligence of ordinary people.

Oh, the powers…

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