And you have to bear with my cynicism on this subject but there is a point in which I will make if this thread receives any bit of attention.
I am not condemning our judicial system on the whole but there are some major issues that need to be addressed. For instance do we really need
protection from are selves?
Seatbelt laws, for example, effect no one but the individual yet it is illegal to drive now without one in most states, why?
I was brought up to respect the Laws in our country but now I am indifferent to many of the new ones being instituted on a Federal level. Am I now
considered a rebel or a criminal for I will not follow what they deem as acceptable?
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. So what are they there for?
Someone in my town murdered his cousin, went to jail was released 3 years later. 1 month later he killed his wife, went to jail was released 4 years
later. 3 months later he shot up a Clinic hitting the guard in the leg, went to jail was released 2 years later. Then he tried to kill the Sheriff,
was released by mistake and nobody has seen him since. This may be an extreme example but I know 4 people who have been convicted of felonies and all
but one has been acquitted, but he is still awaiting trial.
So where am I going with this, well if all 'good' people obey the law, pay there tickets, do there time and go through the general inconvenience of
getting caught to begin with, start seeing that all the 'bad' people don't obey the law, but pay there lawyers, do minimal if any time and go
through the general inconvenience of getting caught as a business risk. Meanwhile they are making money hand over fist illegally, living better then
most of us today ever will, why do what is right at all or even care?
I am not saying we let all the rapists, murderers, pedophiles and mob bosses out of jail (most of which are out all ready) but I think it's about
time we look at the laws we have and try to make them better, not institute more guidelines on how to live in a socially accepted way.
Our political, judicial and executive system is turning into a big joke. Somehow individuals in these systems are trying to do the right thing but
when placed in the modern context of our society it fails miserably. Our founding fathers had a plan for this country, they were great men. Now we
need to figure out how to tweak the system they created if there legacy is to mean anything at all.