Through the looking glass

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So, if anyone wants to know how it feels to be Alice in Wonderland just get hit by a drunk driver or talk to someone that has been hit by a drunk driver.  I always believed in our “Judicial System”.  Now I believe in the “Criminal Courts”.

In a Judicial System one would commit a crime, a victim would be identified, and the criminal would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  This would not just serve the purpose of justice for the victim but would also serve as a detriment to future criminal behaviour from the defendant and others that would see the judicial system at work.

Instead in the “Criminal Courts”  the victim would feel like Alice in Wonderland -up is down, down is up, right is wrong and wrong is right.  The only thing is, in the Criminal courts, there is no victim – well there is but most of us would refer to them as the criminal.  Instead, they are the poor person that is a victim of circumstance.  They are a good person that made a mistake and should they really suffer for the rest of their life for one mistake?

Well…actually, yes.  We are going to suffer for their “choice”, not a mistake – you make a mistake in addition on a math test, you make a choice to drink and drive.  There are some things in life that you cannot do while you are drunk.  I don’t think that people would consider having surgery done by a drunk doctor or want to get on a plane with a drunk pilot, so why are they so understanding of a drunk driver?

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