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Socrates believes that in order to have a fair and just trial everyone involved must be considered equal. He states that he is very unpopular with many people because of the slanders that had been brought against him. The fact that he had become "unpopular" with many people hints that his trial would have been an unjust one considering the jury may have already based their opinion of him. In the same way that Socrates was slandered the Jewish people were also slandered against, making them unpopular and disliked. Both Socrates and the Jewish people because of the slander done to them had started out on the lesser side of equal in the eyes of the law. When evil judgment corrupts the ones doing the judging it begins to weave a troublesome web.
Some people make the decision to be good people, and some people make the decision to be bad people. There are different levels of each of course, but the principle of each is the same- good and evil. The law is good (supposedly) and the people of the law are supposed to be good. They are the ones who bring peace and justice to the countries and communities. If the leaders of the law are corrupt the communities and countries will become corrupt, the barrier between right and wrong will become smaller and smaller, until chaos breaks loose.
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