I had three ideas for this year's Memorial Day article: This, something about the Fire Emblem series, or something about Vortexica. The latter seems... inappropriate and premature, even given recent circumstances. The middle is a bit redundant given Memorial Day 2016 (see the bottom of this article for a list of our previous Memorial Day articles), and I don't even think it's dead given the hope for Fire Emblem on the Nintendo Switch.
So, we're gonna get political (and/or Ace Attorney) again and just say the whole concept of the law is dead. My basis for this claim is what we said in a KoopaTV article in July of 2016: Hillary Clinton: The Dark Age of the Law.
The entire point of that article was making the claim that the law was dead due to its inequitable application between people like Hillary Clinton, and people like... everyone else. I wrote that,
“The man who will bring us out of these dark ages and into an era of brilliant golden light [is] [...] Donald Trump.”WELL. We've had President Donald John Trump for over four months now. Is the law still in a dark age? What of Hillary Clinton?
This reoccurring music embed, along with, you know, the title of the article, should let you know my thoughts into the matter:
Rather than LOCKING HER UP like he said he would during the campaign and even in front of her face in the debates, Hillary Clinton is recruiting hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of furries to join The Resistance movement. As Hillary Clinton herself put it,
“It's just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in this country.”At the time, this looked like a weak attack from Hillary, but did it turn out to be true?
You have people in Congress looking to put President Donald John Trump in jail, or at least impeach him and have a President Mike Pence (...do you really want that?). It's still unclear what he did wrong, other than upend our election content plans. Apparently, he obstructed justice (nah) and colluded with the Russians (didn't happen). The Russians didn't do anything: Koopa Kingdom did! We TRIED to get the Trump campaign to collude with us, but they've ignored our repeated messages to them both during the campaign and after. He's innocent, but he's doing a miserable job of showing it.
So, if the president is innocent of wrongdoing, then why is the law in a dark age? He's not doing his job enforcing it like he promised. His first 100 days, which he made into a thing during his campaign, ended up only having accomplishments due to executive fiat (which he criticised President Barack Hussein Obama for doing) and not much in the legislative process, thus resulting in many broken promises.
In fact, many of the things President Donald John Trump rightfully criticised his predecessor for he has ended up doing himself, including unilateral acts of war against other countries, such as launching a bunch of missiles into Syria.
Now, it's not all President Donald John Trump's fault — and I mean that in a, “every branch of government is a disaster” way and not a “I'm taking some blame off of President Donald John Trump to let him save some face” way. The courts have repeatedly blocked his totally justified and constitutional travel moratoriums using faulty logic like trying to gauge his intent in signing the executive order, as opposed to looking at the executive order itself.
Congress is just being... dumb in general. But that one's to be expected. Meanwhile, you can look below the federal level in the United States for many examples of lawlessness, such as many municipalities having resistant “sanctuary city” policies where they shield illegal immigrants from deportation.
It's not just the United States with bad crap going on on planet Earth. Lawless behaviour is all over the world, from neighbouring Mexico's continued War on Drugs to all of the crap North Korea has been doing, from hacking Sony to threatening Japan's existence. There's waves of garbage people flooding Europe and doing illegal and terroristic activities, and the leaders of those countries are letting it happen for some reason, and scoffing at the idea at paying for the defence of their own people even though they agreed to do so. Reneging on your own agreements is certainly grounds for a lawless world, isn't it? Especially when they're as important as defence in a dangerous, dangerous world.
What will it take to truly get Earth out of the Dark Age of the Law? A return to enforcing the law equally to everyone, and enforcing all laws. If a law is unjust or bad, change the law.
Also, lock Hillary Clinton up. (With a fair trial, of course.)
Koopa Kingdom is a strict law-and-order country, so it doesn't have the problems outlined in this article that the human Earth nations do. This is yet another in a series of articles that uses The Dark Age of the Law as a theme. For whatever reason, it even showed up in the weird video version of that JonTron article. (That was about the ends being justified by the means, which is a theme of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney — Dual Destinies, where The Dark Age of the Law comes from.)
2013's Memorial Day article: Paper Mario dying as a series.
2014's Memorial Day article: Super Smash Bros. Brawl dying out.
2015's Memorial Day article: The death of KoopaTV staffers Claira and Devin by ISIS and Pac-Man.
2016's Memorial Day article: The Black Knight from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
Tomorrow's article might as well have been a memorial of the Fire Emblem series anyway.
2018's Memorial Day article: Lawyer Miles Edgeworth is probably dead, because of certainly-dead Europe.
The Russia collusion investigation has been completed. Result? No collusion.