When justice is not served, either by voting your conscience, or, in the case of the court system, a trial by jury, what course of redress must we take to rectify the situation and make sure that justice is served?
How far will we go to see that things are done right and that they continue to be so?
Politics, loosely defined, is 'the decision of the people', therefore, politics will rule the day! The problem with politics, is that the people's decision is, more often than not, the wrong one. If more people would be inclined to unselfishly make the right decision, then politics would not be such a dirty word, and this country, or nation, would be in a lot better shape! As the case may be, though, things are what they are, and we have been ruled by bad decisions for at least the past 150 years, and probably closer to 200!
Politics, therefore, IS the answer; if we could but reform the people to such a point that they would start, as a whole, to make good & just decisions, this would go a long way toward redeeming us from the mess we've placed ourselves in. However, we've been floundering in this morass for so long that most people have become accustomed to making bad decisions, and have even become so comfortable with their imprisonment, that they will fight tooth and nail to stay there!
'You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged, and many of them are so inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it!'
Say what you will about 1999's 'The Matrix'; it nailed the problem, especially in the quote above, in today's American society! Americans have been so dumbed down by the government ( public ) schooling system and the major news media ( along with the 'boob' tube ), that this movie-quote ( ironic, no? ) almost perfectly epitomizes America today. Most people in this nation are so far gone, in fact, that they don't even know that they've been duped ( hornswoggled )! They think that they must accept tyranny, and in many cases, willingly prostate themselves at the feet of this bestial idol!
Many want to believe that if we could just educate people as to the way things outta be, people would wake up and smell the coffee. That's a very pleasant pipe-dream, but a pipe-dream, nonetheless! Its not likely! More likely, and more and more are preparing for it, is that this country is going to be ravaged by a civil war that will make the last one look like a Sunday School outing! It may not be as bloody as the last one, but when all is said and done, you must realize that America, as we know it, will be no more; maybe that's a good thing!?
Being armed and prepared doesn't necessarily mean hording guns and ammo ( although that's not a bad idea ); we should also arm ourselves with knowledge! Without the knowledge of who and why we are fighting goes a lot further than having the idea of 'kill them all, let God sort them out' ( if we did that, there wouldn't be anyone left ) The knowledge of who we are and what we're about will go a long way too. If we have faith in the God of Israel, and that 'No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue [ which ] rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn' ( Isaiah 54:17a ), then we will be more prepared to rightly & justly defend ourselves and those that God has given to us, when the need arises!
Properly armed, the good citizen will know how best to make his ( or her ) vote count, whether with the pen or the sword, whether in the ballot box, the jury box, or on the field of battle! 'When the people fear their government, there is tyranny, but when that government fears the people, there is freedom. Truer words were never spoken, and when people begin to submit to the governance of our Heavenly Father and realize how best to rightly & justly govern themselves, we will begin to see the course of this nation radically altered!
Will justice EVER be served in this nation?! Will politics EVER be anything more than just a dirty word? Will the sheeple of this nation EVER be ready to be unplugged, to wake up and smell the coffee burning? The Answer to these questions and more is right there, waiting to be found!
It begins with you!
To borrow another quote from 'The Matrix';
I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door.
You're the one that has to walk through it.
Charles Haddon Shank