Our system works – let it alone
It was only a matter of time before it had to happen. From the depths of self-interest motivations – lawmakers are springing from the sewers to pass new laws in the wake of Casey Anthony trial. I offer no opinion pursuant to my personal feelings of her guilt or innocence – the bottom line is she was found innocent, and the legislative rush to ensure outcomes is counter-productive to our system of jurisprudence. We have a system that works. And if people divorce themselves from the emotional psychosis of “how dare the system work” – which leads too “I don’t like the outcome so I’m going to change the rules to ensure I win.” The problem w/ that is the law of unintended consequences. There are more than 22K gun laws on the books – which ones have stopped criminals from using and having guns? The answer to curb that problem legislators argue, is to take guns away from everyone. Mandatory sentencing laws have done nothing, but restrict the ability of judges to issue appropriate sentences for drug crimes. Instead, we now have constant complaints that racist laws have unfairly targeted blacks and hispanics. We have realistic overcrowding that poses another threat. The answer offered is to release thousands of criminals many of whom quickly return to crime. Agree or not agree we don’t need more laws – we need the enforcement of the ones we have. And people must understand, that just because they don’t like or agree w/ the outcome, it doesn’t mean the system hasn’t worked. Quite the contrary, in nearly all instances, it means the system worked.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here