- Bill reports on the hypocrisy of “justice for all” in a society where billions are squandered for a war
born in fraud while the poor are pushed aside.
- The next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance - remember: it's a lie. A whopper of a lie.
- The Legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright
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Portrait, Bill Moyers. (photo: PBS)
22 March 13 | The next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance - "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" - remember: it's a lie. A whopper of a lie.
We coax it from the mouths of babes for the same reason our politicians wear those flag pins in their lapels - it makes the hypocrisy go down easier, the way aspirin helps a headache go away.
The Legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright, John Light, Bill Moyers & Company
March 28, 2013 | Anthony Lewis, the New York Times journalist whose masterwork chronicled the Supreme Court’s landmark Gideon v. Wainwright decision, died earlier this week at the age of 85. The court’s ruling, handed down 50 years ago last week, established a criminal defendant’s right to an attorney, even if that defendant cannot afford one. On our next episode of Moyers & Company, Bill and Bryan Stevenson, the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, discuss how despite decisions like Gideon, economic and racial inequality continue to plague our justice system — in many cases, running more rampant than ever.