We're almost done here, so bear with me a day or two more...but I hope that you are getting the picture and becoming concerned about where our country is headed. And it's not the police, by the way. These are mostly sincere individuals trying to do the right thing. It is THE STATE that has done this to us. Our politicians gave us the Police State. Do you want to change things? Change the politicians.
QUESTION # 11 What nation guarantees by Constitution that its citizens' rights are "inalienable" yet has fabricated 314,000 different ways to take away those rights?
FACTS: OK. By now you've probably figured out who the "winner" is, but before this series you probably would not have guessed the United States (unless you were one of the 71 million plus Americans who have now been the victim of a "criminal" conviction and had their rights taken).
Anyone convicted of one of these hundreds of thousands of laws (314,000) loses their right to vote. They lose their right to defend themselves, their homes, or their families. Though still forced to pay taxes, they are denied many of the government programs for which they must pay. This was once called "taxation without representation," and a revolution started over it.
Now it is called the "criminal justice system" and it is anything but one of justice, as by now, you have learned.
Maybe we do need a Revolution, but I'm still recommending a Devolution for the time being. We need to devolve back to Rule of Law and our Constitution, and remind our politicians (by kicking many of them out of office) that they swore to uphold these guarantees of liberty not trash them as they are doing today. If we do that, the Police State stops and we have a chance to go back to freedom. If not, we go the route of every other Empire and slowly descend into tyranny.
The choice is ours, and I choose Rule of Law and Constitution.
Viva la Devolution!
Howell W. Woltz
Born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University and Caledonian University in Scotland, Howell now lives in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Dr. Magdalena Iwaniec-Woltz writing, speaking and working for reform of the American system of justice, which now incarcerates more of its citizens than any nation on earth or in history.