In Criminal Law How Does the US Rank on Justice?
It seems as though the world media, and many of the members of the United Nations are constantly pointing their fingers in an unflattering manner towards the United States of America. Maybe it’s time we hold up our mirror and make them look in it. Over the years, I’ve read a number of research studies, often coming out of Europe, and from socialist nations mind you; they say that the United States is lacking in all sorts of things from education to environmentally friendly businesses, and from wealth to our criminal justice system.
And yet the same nations will not condemn some of the worst abusers on the planet. Some of these nations that are pointing fingers at the United States will not even join the United Nations in a common cause of liberty, freedom, and democracy. These same nations, and their academics put out research papers trashing the United States, but we are always the first person that they call when they would like to see money diverted to a poor nation.
Yes, they call upon us to help give money to the IMF, the World Bank, or some giant NGO to help a poor nation, on their behalf. But when it comes time for them to put up their money, it isn’t there. And yet where they place the blame? You see, it concerns me very much. There was an interesting article recently in SpaceWar titled “Rule of Law Index Finds Faults in China, Russia, US” by Staff Writers in Washington DC published on June 13, 2011. The article stated that the yearly Rule of Law Survey has concluded that;
“It sees weak protects for fundamental rights in China, ‘serious deficiencies’ in Russia, and problems with discrimination in the US, Sweden and Norway scored highest on the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, which ranks countries on such key areas as whether the government is held accountable, there is access to justice, rights are protected and crime and corruption is prevented.”
The US did well on most of the survey, however the purveyors of this highly political piece and report claimed there was still work to do on the gaps between wealth and poverty with regards to access to fair treatment and “a general perception that ethnic minorities and foreigners receive unequal treatment from both the police and court systems.” Hey wait a minute, it is just amazing, that all of these studies put out by socialist nations trash the United States like this.
What gets me even worse, is will we have a neo-liberal-socialist political action committee law firms which poses as a neutral nonprofit group stating that the United States is lacking. It’s not, in fact it’s the other way around, we have too much political correctness, and we are not using common sense to keep our great nation what it is. And the reason this nation is great is that we have some common sense left, we don’t need to move in the other direction. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.