“Punishment is the last and the least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime.” John Ruskin
As we approach the mysterious shore to the presidency, one of the main bullet points Americans urge the next presidential candidate to do is to confront the epidemic of our unscathed criminal justice system. Who will be up for the challenge? Who will make a stand for the minorities that are disproportionately punished? Who will bury the grim and immortal “bill of attainder” that has resurrected over time? The answer: Senator Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sanders publicly identified earlier broken-down crime prevention bills as “Retribution Bill of Vengeance,” a sinister presence of vengeance on the American population, proposals that are aimed at attacking the low-income.
Incarceration has been indirectly linked to mental health and could have a powerful effect on the health in general. Senator Sanders sustains, “United States is the only country in our industrialized world without a national healthcare system…” and that these “…disparities have been based on income and where you live…enormous” incomes.
Senator Sanders has the courage to talk about the real issues and root causes of crime. He did so in his fiery House of Representatives speech. There is crucial and tough blindspot in our criminal justice system that has lasted several years and sometimes it’s going through some hard stuff to really persevere, overcome, and have faith.
Senator Sanders protested the egregious consequences of police brutality in the 60’s and today his vision to terminate it is stronger. He fought for “…every man and every woman and every child in this country to have a decent standard of living.” Senator Sander’s civic duty as our next president then and now is to balance the disproportionate scales of justice; his stance is a high-quality shakeup in criminal justice because condemnation and conservative revolt is not reform. Americans don’t need another presidential candidate who denies and avoids our real problems. Americans want a progressive and a crusader to reform and renew our policies, its institutions and criminal justice system. Americans need Bernie Sanders.
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