Justice is blind, swift, and just, right? The Justice system is designed to balance the scales and makes the wrongs right again and brings the chaos back into order through a fair and just process. This is why the statue that represents this process is Lady Justice, standing there with her blindfold over her eyes, scales in her left hand, and a double-edged sword in her right hand as a reminder that justice is blind, balance is restored, and actions are resolved.
Dating back to as early as the 15th century Lady Liberty has been represented as wearing a blindfold to indicate objectivity meaning justice is served without fear or favor, regardless of money, wealth, fame, power, or identity; blind justice and impartiality. Her sword represents the punishment phase of the justice system that will be carried out in the same fair manner.
At this moment our two ladies, Lady Justice as well as Lady Liberty must be disappointed and shaking their fist at what we have become, or rather what we have allowed to happen. Both ladies stood for equality in both, rights and liberties and our justice system when those rights and liberties were challenged. Many crimes and injustices have been and are continuing to be swept under the Nation’s rug and it is time to report back to our post as watchmen and guardians. Complacency and our blind trust in our representatives can not continue one second more. The stakes are high with the Republic’s sovereignty being the reward for the globalist and International bankers that are buying and profiting from the corrupt justice system currently in place.
America has become a place where whistleblowers are the criminals while those committing the crimes that the whistleblowers are reporting are not only walking free, but climbing the political rungs. Whether it is an individual’s crimes or an agency as a whole the modern-day criminal is those reporting them and not the ones perpetuating them. Immediately, Hillary Clinton’s name comes to mind as her crimes are being excused as “she didn’t intend to do it” while Ed Snowden is in asylum for defending Constitutional rights. Yet, Hillary is seeking the highest office in the Land and Ed Snowden is being called a domestic terrorist for his exposing of Constitutional violations. Namely the 4th Amendment that his former employer, the NSA, is violating through the meta data collecting program.
When it comes to justice in this country money has everything to do with how it is handed out and who suffers from the injustice of the criminal system is the poor. One only has to look at our prison for profit system that we have in place to understand what is really happening in our society. Our laws have become so ridiculous and draconian that we now house more people in our prison system than any other country in the world. The home of the free has become home of the greatest prison population with most being locked away and stripped of their freedoms based on victimless crimes.
The figures show that the United States has locked up more people than any other country: a half million more than China, which has a population five times greater than the U.S. Statistics reveal that the United States holds 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world’s people. From less than 300,000 inmates in 1972, the jail population grew to 2 million by the year 2000. In 1990 it was one million. Ten years ago there were only five private prisons in the country, with a population of 2,000 inmates; now, there are 100, with 62,000 inmates. It is expected that by the coming decade, the number will hit 360,000, according to reports.
The prison industry complex is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States and its investors are on Wall Street. “This multi million-dollar industry has its own trade exhibitions, conventions, websites, and mail-order/Internet catalogs. It also has direct advertising campaigns, architecture companies, construction companies, investment houses on Wall Street, plumbing supply companies, food supply companies, armed security, and padded cells in a large variety of colors.”
The passage in 13 states of the “three strikes” laws (life in prison after being convicted of three felonies), made it necessary to build 20 new federal prisons. One of the most disturbing cases resulting from this measure was that of a prisoner who for stealing a car and two bicycles received three 25-year sentences.
Yet, when we look into our prison population it is filled with non-violent, victimless crimes while politicians who sell our sovereignty to the highest bidder faces nothing, but the chance to be re-elected to continue the same course of corruption that is far greater than the offenders we find in prison. How can these thugs in suits be protected and crimes much less, often times with no victim get sentenced?
This is a multi facet question and when we really dive into it we see many reasons why this continues to trends. Take the cheap labor and the corporations that benefit from this form of slavery.
At least 37 states have legalized the contracting of prison labor by private corporations that mount their operations inside state prisons. The list of such companies contains the cream of U.S. corporate society: IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T, Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom’s, Revlon, Macy’s, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores, and many more. All of these businesses are excited about the economic boom generation by prison labor. Just between 1980 and 1994, profits went up from $392 million to $1.31 billion. Inmates in state penitentiaries generally receive the minimum wage for their work, but not all; in Colorado, they get about $2 per hour, well under the minimum.
And in privately run prisons, they receive as little as 17 cents per hour for a maximum of six hours a day, the equivalent of $20 per month. The highest-paying private prison is CCA in Tennessee, where prisoners receive 50 cents per hour for what they call “highly skilled positions.” At those rates, it is no surprise that inmates find the pay in federal prisons to be very generous. There, they can earn $1.25 an hour and work eight hours a day, and sometimes overtime. They can send home $200-$300 per month.
So back to the crimes of our politicians and why there seems to be two sets of rules. One set for us serfs and one for the ruling class. When you break it down like that, I guess I just answered my own question. The ruling class rule over us serfs and legislate laws to keep us “in check” while they are only governed by these laws when they step on each other’s toes or get off course from the global agenda. Bernie Madoff being a perfect example. Had he stuck to ripping of us serfs then he never would have seen the inside of a jail cell probably. Once he stepped outside of their unspoken “code of elite ethics” then he had to be dealt with. This same philosophy goes for corporate greed and crimes as well. As long as it is just the “regular folks” then it is a slap on the wrist, a fine, then back to business as usual.
With the elections around the corner this is a very big concern to many as Hillary Clinton is vying for the Presidency with scandal after scandal following her around like a cloud above the Peanuts character Pigpin. She continues to walk away from all allegations surrounding her even with the FBI admitting she broke laws that places National Security in jeopardy. Of course the explanation is that she didn’t “intend to break the law.” Let’s for a moment go back to the start of the article and look at the blindfold on Lady Justice’s face and remind ourselves that ignorance is no excuse of the law. Not only that aspect, but how can we trust her with decisions that might take the Republic to war if she doesn’t understand the basics of how to store, transfer, and house classified information?
The truth of the matter is we the people can’t trust her as she has shown herself to be incompetent, grossly negligent, and an outright pathological liar in covering up her action. Somewhere along the way we have allowed the blindfold to be removed from out justice system, bought by corporations, and exempt from the politicians that profit politically from the injustice it has become. Lady Liberties scales are tilted in an unfair position now, her sword is idle, and the blindfold is laying at her feet. It is time to hold all accountable to her and not let power or influence sway the scales. We always hear from their speeches how we are a nation of laws, but we see no real action when those laws are pointed in their direction. To big to fail or to big to jail is not the American way regardless what your name is, political stature, or amount in your bank account.
End the prisons for profit, the victimless crimes, and get corporate influence and lobbyist out of the justice system. A total restoration from top to bottom is in order and draining the swamp of Washington D.C. and those that protect their crimes is a great starting point. Prisons are not for those that can not simply afford the highest paid attorney, but instead for those that commit crimes against others. Jury nullification is a message we could send to the courts to show we are a united populace and not divided or blinded by positions of power or wealth. Holding the criminal element in D.C. accountable for their chosen actions regardless who they are is our responsibility. We need to stop allowing them to be protected by globalist and agenda driven International bankers, but go after them as well for covering up the crimes.
Written by: Michael Howell
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