Just the facts, you decide. Please share this.
I'm posing one question each day.
QUESTION # 3. What nation has the most prisoners of any on earth or in human history?
THE WINNER?: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
FACTS: With only 5% of the world's population, the United States has 25% of the world's prisoners. No totalitarian regime or evil empire in human history has ever come close to the sordid results of America's prosecutorial regime and its over-criminalization of human behaviors.
One in every 31 American adults is currently behind bars or on probation today as a result of too many laws, and too little justice. (As Cicero wrote 2,000 years ago, "The more laws, the less justice" and we are certainly proving him right). An American citizen is 32 times more likely to be in jail or prison than a citizen of Communist China. How does that make you feel?
The "land of the free" is so far outside any statistical norms that there isn't even a close second. Yeah! We win again!
Can you just imagine the horror that George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison--pick your favorite Founding Father--would feel, knowing that they had risked their lives and fortunes to create Gulag Amerika, and that all three branches of federal government would equally participate in the destruction of their heroic legacy?
We have a Congres that made these 314,000 illegal ways to put us in prison. We have an Executive Branch that has willingly signed them all into law, outside of law. We have a Supreme Court that is reminiscent of the Three Monkeys, "See no evil, Speak no evil, Hear no evil," that allows these unconstitutional act to become and then remain law? What the Hell?
OK....I'm getting emotional now and will stop. You decide, but these are the facts and they speak an undeniable truth....we are in trouble.
But again, my friends, we don't need a Revolution, we just need a Devolution back to our own system of government rather than the one our leaders have forced upon us. We need to go back to the United States Constitution after a 100 year leave of absence from it and make them live by our contract. That's all the Constitution is, by the way. It is a deal between We the People, and those we elect. For a century, they have been in breach of our contract.
So, let's get back to Rule of Law. Let's restore our Constitution and force our so-called leaders to either live by it or let's organize a Constitutional Convention and take our country back from them. We still have a little bit of time, so let's get busy.
This nation is worth saving. Let's start the Devolution today!
Howell W. Woltz, Author
The Way Back to America: a 10-step plan to restore the United States to constitutional government. (Amazon.com)
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. Howell is the European Correspondent for The Richardson Post and Chairman of The International Centre for Justice.