Monday, December 17, 2007
This article at Mises shows just how ridiculous our legal system has become. It is designed to bully people into submission from the very moment of contact with law enforcement, and to completely eradicate the notion of "rights" from a defendant's vocabulary. Innocence and guilt don't even enter into the discussion.
It's a far cry from my dream of a more balanced legal system, where the citizen and the State are on equal footing. I daresay it's also a far cry from what the founders envisioned when they laid the groundwork for it.
Granted, the article is rather one-sided, but it mirrors my own experiences almost exactly. The author just did a much better job of relaying the information than I've ever had the patience to compose. Most of the time, when one is finally "free" of the entanglement, forgetting the whole thing quickly is top priority. I'm glad he managed to keep it together long enough to put it in words.
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