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Justice for the Greater Good

    Justice in the U.S is the legal system primarily designed to process any instances of injustice in both individual and non-individual cases under constitutional law. That process should be a neutral unbiased means of determining a consequence or amendment to the crime or pattern of crime beyond the physicality or economic position of the individual. Yet the United States’ legal justice system, like most things, is subject to human error and falls short in the dents that times of racism and constitutional slavery have left on our society despite being legally abolished in 1865.

    The legal abolishment of slavery obviously does not strongly affect the prevalence or practice of racism in our country and persists as a civil rights issue to this day. It appears in both the head, hands, and stomach of our justice system. When Slavery dissolved as an industry in the U.S it left a large displacement of money formerly withheld from unpaid or underpaid workers as well as that profited off of the slave trade. In 1994 a bill against violent crime was signed by president Bill Clinton funding the nation's private prison system and law enforcement with over $30 billion resulting in a roar in incarceration rates. The U.S government exploits its privately funded prison system by using those incarcerated and stripped of their rights to fulfill “legally” underpaid or unpaid positions within the belly of the system itself.

    A group called ALEC (American legislative exchange council) formed in September of 1973 is made up of a number of politicians, such as former U.S presidents George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan and corporations including At&T and Statefarm insurance. They use their position as the primary funding for the CCA (private prison system) to manipulate laws around incarceration that primarily African Americans, immigrants, and other minorities to put as many people into the prison system as possible and financially benefit off of the incarceration rates. The true nature of justice is that in which falls to a personally inconsistent basis between law enforcement and crime that in which should be carried out as idealised by the conventionalist conception of justice in which justice is executed with much more individualized emotionally rooted and specific justice rather than criminals being deemed that under the blanket of law.

    I think it is completely absurd and unjust to in any way exploit the legally compromised rights of any individual for the financial benefits of any person or corporation. It is quite literally slavery. Although this is prevalent in our country on a daily basis, we who know and believe against this feel somewhat powerless to a legal justice system that we seem to live so far within and has settled in for many of us as just that. ALEC needs to be exposed for what it is and combated in this country on not only a political level, but by you and I as individuals who believe in justice as a greater good as something that should be consistently delivered to every man, woman ,and child on an individually circumstantial basis rather than raked across the country in relentless search of any constitutional inconsistency. Take matters into your own hands, don't be afraid to DIRECTLY question, pry or protest those involved with ALEC as they lurk in the depths of the very system that is a determining factor in not only the lives of the minority affected but our fate as a country and as individuals.