AN INTELLIGENT CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT MAKES THINGS BETTER

Just to be clear, Pull Together America is a strong proponent of law and order. The Constitution is the supreme law of our land. The bill of rights is simply another part of that supreme law and that law that must be abided above all other laws and statutes. This is why even when a probable criminal is being handled by the police, their civil rights cannot be violated. The citizens in this country are the rulers. Every time one of us has our rights violated and no one is held accountable, it wears away at the very constitution that gives rise to our entire system of government and forms the basis for our democracy. Police brutality, police corruption, and holding police above the law only impunes the authority of the police and of our government in general. 

We don’t have a government that rules over us so, of course, the police don’t rule over us. In recent years the police have taken an increasingly militaristic stance and posture in dealing with us. Many have begun to see themselves as somehow above the rest of us and it is getting worse. There is no law in this land nor any other that is over us. Our sepreme law is by the people and for the people. We merely consent to being governed. This is not a liberal idea, it is the most generically American idea we hold. Caffeine is still present in Boston Harbor, leftover from the Boston tea party. How can there already be such a divide in our country?

THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BORN OF INSURRECTION, GOVERNED BY LAW NOT BY MEN, BY A DOCUMENT, THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE WRITING OF WHICH WAS AN ACT OF SEDITION PUNISHABLE BY DEATH. IT ESTABLISHES OUR GOVERNT. THE CONSTITUTION IS OUR DOCUMENT. WE ARE NOT RULED! 

In that light it should be obvious that no citizen of the United States can be treated in a way, by our government, through our police, that we have not approved of. We will not be ruled with tanks, we will not be ruled with teargas, we will not be ruled with guns and we damn sure will not be ruled with a knee on our necks. We demand that we be treated according to our social contract of government by consent. We cannot be denied life property nor liberty outside of the circumstances that we have all agreed with. If Americans dont like a behavior on the parto of our government, it has to be eliminated without delay and without hard feelings. If it makes your job more difficult, it may make the lives of others easier so just adapt. 

There is a serious issue that many arent aware of.  More than 90 percent of those who are currently encarcerated in our jails have never been judged by a jury of their peers. This is because increasingly harsh minimum sentences and an expanding use of plea bargains have resulted in the United States having the largest number of inmates who have not been found guilty in a court of law anyhere in the world. We need to limit the use of plea bargains and have some kind of restraint in making sentences for non violent crimes so harsh.

In addition to that, we need to eliminate the permanent disqualification from federal student aid for first-time drug offenders. It is counterproductive and reduces the alternatives that these young men and women have to a life of crime. This sytem needs to be changed no. They have already been punished. That us all we want he government to do. We dont also want them to stop them from becoming productive citizens.  

At this point we all know that we have a problem in this country of police that act as though they are on a battlefield as they perform community policing. Many have been trained to see every day interactions with citizens as potentially life threatening scenarios and it is turning these otherwise rational individuals into dangerous, fearful individuals with a gun. It is dangerous and we need to have greater oversight of their activities and a retraining of all officers who have undergone battlefield type training that has them walking around as though every other citizens is a threat. 

We support all politicains who are serious about returning control of our country back to its citizens. We have to have a civilized and balanced approach to policing and criminal justice that doesn’t violate the rights of our citizens. 

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