Is There Justice Anymore?
Of all the four founding ideals and principals that exemplified what the United States has stood for whether it is Liberty, Education, Morality, and Justice it was the way the judicial system was established that enabled the United States to become a Republic. Unfortunately, over the past 30 years there has been an almost complete evaporation of the practice of those ideals and principals. Just think for a moment about what Liberty, Morality, Education, and Justice when practiced by our society for over 200 years have done for the majority of the American public. These four founding principals in our society have made the integrity of the United States revered by most of the world ever since Theodore Roosevelt.
It is in our judicial system though where the United States continues to fail our society. The premise of where an individual is presumed innocent is not practiced now. When police officers today: "Sorry bud but you are going to jail" is so often the way our system has progressed. We have seen it too many times that guilt is assumed rather than innocence. It is only after the fact when in a court of law that one has a chance not to prove guilt but to prove one's innocence. Sure, in some instances when one is pulled over for drunk driving only to have a blood alcohol level reaching the stratosphere leaves no doubt about one's guilt. But so many times our system works against the public.
Our judicial system today has done a most complete reversal in practicality of what it is meant to do. All too often it is an individual who has to prove innocence first. Only after they have shown their innocence will our judicial system purge their charges. Even with the Miranda Act as a protective measure individuals are now presumed guilty and have to prove their innocence. Our judicial system has been compromised by a governmental system that has become corrupt. Why, we might ask? The truth of the matter is that today's governmental officials are bought and paid for by lobbyists, special interest groups, and wealthy benefactors. When money is the most important factors in elections corruption also exists.
By reversing the basic premise in which the individual is innocent until they are proven guilty has far reaching ramifications. First: We are now a nation that is perceived as a socialistic state rather than a Republic where the individuals rights have deteriorated to the point of almost extinction. Second: The swiftness to judge or close a case for expediency without due process only compounds a judicial system that is overloaded with cases to which our correctional facilities are over crowded at tax payers expense. We have a society being victims of what governmental laws that are being passed to not protect but to perpetuate a system of a government that is actually failing the general publics welfare. Third: Instead of being a free and open society as was the intention of the Constitution and our founding fathers the United States actually has become a nation whose laws only serve the lawmakers. Fourth: This reversal destroys lives and lively hoods that communities need. There is needless suffering on both ends from the individuals whose innocence is waived to the judicial system whose lack of empathy toward those persons who now are perceived as perpetrators only destroys public support of a judicial system that has been corrupted.
Where is the justice here? Society is partly to blame for this reversal of our judicial system. The rest of the blame is spread from cities, towns, and our law enforcement agencies where in their quest for the quick and easy solution of criminal activity only triggers more complexity on our already overburden courts and correctional facilities.
If the United States is to survive as intended the way our Constitution was written the judicial system has to reform and structure itself to where the individual rights of every citizen will endure. This is accomplished by reversing the premise of the police and other law enforcement agencies that the individual is always presumed innocent rather than guilty first. Their guilt must be proven not their innocence. The second amendment can also meet today's society and reduce the tragic consequences of the violence that is swamping our courts, save innocent lives, and recoup so much wasted tax dollars.
The technology that was developed some 25 years ago can greatly reduce all gun related violence. All of these weapons will have micro-chips installed and a corresponding micro-chip must be worn by the person who purchases that weapon so that only that person whose matching micro-chip will be able to use that weapon. DNA testing should be mandatory. Legalizing the use and sale of regular and medical marijuana at the national level, encourage every state to do likewise and establishing a tax on it will reduce the over crowding of our correctional facilities. Our courts will now be less overburdened and cities will begin to see additional revenue to shore up budgets all across the country. These initiatives will revive a legal system that has so far become a disaster. A fair non partial and adequate judicial system will result because of these actions.