Friday, May 26, 2006

Lawmakers Destroying Presumption

Presumption of innocence is one of the cornerstones of most well regarded systems of law. In an age when the presumption is more and more dependent on the ability to afford a clever legal team, it is becoming more a privilege than a right.

Now, the lawmakers who have administered the shift in presumption, who have divided society for their own advantage, championed the ‘user pays’ ethos to gain kudos with ‘big money’ look set to pay for their erroneous path.

In a nationwide poll conducted last month in the US, 75 percent of those surveyed said they had less trust in government than they did five years ago. Only 3 percent, according to Zogby International, indicated they generally trusted Congress to act properly.


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