JUD & TOR...
In a Land Called Ment
Tor was everything that Jud wasn't, except for the same last name and other obvious things that were never mentioned.
Jud was also the Chief Justice of the Peace, while Tor was an inmate of the National Pen. He had appeared in front of Jud so many times that they had a mutual and passionate hate for each other. They were also good friends. Almost single handedly they had supported each other's careers for thousands of years. Both were said to have met long ago in the Before Crime era., B.C. for short. It was now the After that Date era, A.D. for short, and they both had visions of going to H. There was no short version for H., but it was expected to last a long time.
They had joined together in mortal debate. Interestingly enough the outcome could be fatal for those who might be put to death. Their topic was the Death Penalty. They both claimed unbiased positions. Tor said that the death sentence which had been imposed on him did not sway him in his judgement. Jud, said that the death sentence he had imposed on Tor did not sway his judgement, nor did it cause him torment. Both, in fact, agreed that Juddy Tory Jr. (no relation), who worked for Jud, and had served Hard Time for many years, had made the judgement. So, Jud and Tor were certainly not responsible.
The debate was publicized on National Closed Circuit TV. No tickets were sold. Nobody was interested. The law abiding weren't threatened since they had all the weapons and would take care of themselves. While, the lawless were spending money on more pleasureable endeavors. Jud and Tor stood up heroically to the issue at hand. The stenographic notes went like this:
Jud: Why should the Death Penalty be ruled unConstitutional? Tor: It makes me sick! (quotes were not used since it was too time consuming) Jud: What would you suggest? Tor: Retraining. Jud: What for, you're too good at what you do now, we hardly catch catch anyone? Tor: That's not my fault. Jud: Who's fault is it?! Tor: The witnesses' of course. They're too afraid to see anything. Jud: Well, maybe we should do away with fear! Tor: I'm glad you said that. I'm not afraid of anything. Jud: that's an unusual feeling. Tor: That's life. Jud: There you go, changing the subject again. Tor: That's life....
The debate lasted for ages. The rest of the transcript is unintelligible, but the final outcome is newsworthy. Something like this...............................................................
................The Great Agreement: Those criminals who wanted to die because they were afraid to live, would be sentenced to life..........Those criminals who wanted to live because they were afraid to die would be sentenced to death.
Tor, who was not afraid of anything is in H. Jud retired, lost interest in everything and went to H. Juddy Torry Jr. is now the Chief Justice of the Peace.
His first judgement involved the Death Penalty. He calmly asked the defendant, What are you afraid of? He answered, .........I don't know.
The jury is still out.