John Whitehead at the Rutherford Institute (in Charlottesville Virginia, also our home) explains that we have a 2 tiered system of governance. There are laws for the aristocracy and there are laws for the rest of us. Whitehead describes it as a system of “neo-feudalism.”
If I remember correctly however the serf of yesteryear only had to pay 10% to the local lord.
(From The Rutherford Institute)
Then there are the laws constructed for the elite, which allow bankers who crash the economy to walk free. They’re the laws which allow police officers to avoid prosecution when they strip search non-violent criminals, or taser pregnant women on the side of the road, or pepper spray peaceful protestors. These are the laws of the new age we are entering, an age of neo-feudalism, in which corporate-state rulers dominate the rest of us, where the elite create the laws which can result in a person being jailed for possessing marijuana while bankers that launder money for drug cartels walk free.