Our legal system is corrupt. It is rotten to its core. And by “to its core,” I mean “judges,” who have become, at best, nothing more than rubber stamps on acts of the government; at worst, they go a step further and become the primary governmental tools for oppression.
They are not alone in constituting the corrupt core, of course. It is a witches’ brew comprised of many elements.
Police officers prey upon citizens. They conduct home invasion robberies under color of law with impunity. Probation officers don’t concern themselves with whether their techniques for dealing with those who are essentially their prisoners actually change lives; they simply keep increasing the pressure on those under their thumbs.
Prosecutors? Like judges, they have essentially abdicated their part in the American system of jurisprudence established by those who came before them. No longer do they seek justice; only convictions. The mantra of the underlings is “I was only following orders.” Who knew that Americans would set a standard for conformity to following orders that would shame even Germany? And if, somehow, strong evidence comes to light down the road that an innocent person has been convicted, these same prosecutors will fight like the hell that spawned them to preserve the conviction, rather than allow that something may have gone awry.
Then there are the criminal defense attorneys who, believing the lostness of the cause justifies their laziness, forget to fight for their clients.
It is…disheartening…to say the least. Our elected officials have also turned a blind eye to the problems, refusing to pass bills that would require accountability from those working in the legal profession.
Only informed voters are going to be able to fix things.
Unfortunately, once you become informed, you’re not allowed to vote.1
- Citizens convicted of felonies are, in a sense, no longer citizens: they are stripped of the right to vote. [↩]