Something’s not quite right with our whole system here in America. I still think it’s the best in the world but not necessarily a “more perfect union” any longer. Increasingly, it seems that there are more and more abuses of power and just outright outrageous acts perpetrated on normal people and society as a whole by those who are supposed to protect us. Below are a few links to, what I find, are just a few examples of the system gone, at least, a little wrong. While I haven’t completely decided on the ACLU’s claims in the link below, I include it since many people feel like there have been egregious abuses by the Bush administration. I think our government should be given leeway in certain instances. I’m stil hopeful, though, as many find these abuses of power disturbing and sound the alarm, that changes will be made for the better and America will become a better place to live.
Vermont rape of child – two months – Rape a child or curse at the judge. Equal crimes deserving two months?
Police Raids – Over aggressive police raids on innocent people.
ACLU’s Top Ten Abuses – Critics of Bush and post -911 governmental actions.