Some Thoughts about getting Tough...Written by Terry Dashner
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Mona Charen continues, “In 1949, Court declared that retribution was ‘no longer dominant objective of criminal law.’ With naïve optimism, it declared that goal of incarceration would henceforth be ‘reformation and rehabilitation.’”
In 1961 in Mapp v. Ohio, US Supreme Court ruled that evidence obtained without a warrant could not be used in state criminal trials—the birth of exclusionary rule. The exclusionary rule has done more to damage innocent and reward criminally charged than any other court ruling in past 40 years. Mona points out, and I agree whole heartedly—why not just punish rogue police officer for abusing system instead of punishing society by enacting an exclusionary rule? Why do good people have to suffer at hands of a few rogue police tactics, and “knee-jerk” Court rulings while rewarding criminal by releasing him on technicalities—the fruit of poisoned tree? Such is way of “over reacting.”
Charen writes, “There is no question that a liberal approach to crime—leniency in sentencing, greater procedural protections for accused, rationalizations (poverty, rage, or frustration) for criminal conduct, and a tendency to blame society rather than perpetrator for criminal acts—created a climate in 1960s and 1970s that helped to boost crime rate. Other liberal initiatives and ideas further weakened restraints on lawlessness: decline of family, welfare dependency, and overall withdrawal of respect for authority.” It’s true that middle class can move out of bad neighborhoods but very poor are stuck to bear burden of criminal victimization. The poor have to rely on police (who are held subject to search and seizure restrictions of Fourth Amendment) and court systems to rescue them and keep them safe. Have you ever had to rely on overly burdened court system for justice?
More on this later…Pastor T.dash…Keep faith. Stay course. Jesus alone is perfect justice.
Pastors a small church in Broken Arrow, OK.
Top 5 To Dos Before Saying “I do”Written by by Jennifer Coleman, M.S./ Ed.S., N.C.C., Rosen Divorce
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5. DO decide on how to handle disputes. Conflict will arise in any relationship; it’s a normal indicator of self expression and thought. Deciding on how to handle conflict will prevent big disputes and arguments that might be detrimental to relationship. Decide ahead of time rules for arguing and limits. Set rules involving communication like no “walk always” or “put downs”. This will allow you and your future spouse to effectively handle conflict when it arises, and surely it will. Also, agree to not let little things get too big.
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