Saturday, April 07, 2012

Just a thought I had...

(...while contemplating several wide-ranging and unrelated issues)

Justice should be about having fair, well-articulated and consistently enforced laws. And they should be enforced only if an infraction occurs or if there is sufficient evidence that an infraction could occur.

Instead, they seem to be trending toward 1) draconian laws intended to "make examples"; 2) treating everyone as a suspect with no probable cause; 3) drawing lines that are very easy for an innocent person to cross; 4) satisfying the collective call for punishment as entertainment.

Laws should be guardrails, not cattle prods.

1 comment:

GDad said...

Yeah. Someday.