Are we the people?

Bandoi, Kuzh



"Are We The People?" Who is considered "We"? What group is called "The People"? Where can I find the correct answer? Not the politically correct, but the logically correct answer. If the Articles and Amendments that this beautiful country rest upon is considered our foundation, then why are there two separate sets of standards? Should my "Opinion" be edited? On December 15, 1791, the first ten Amendments of the Constitution of the United States, also titled as the "Bill of Rights", were ratified effective. But what did those rights add or delete? Why were they even created? I believe that our forefathers predicted how "We The People" would be living today. It is stated in the Declaration of Independence - and I quote: "But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Disposition, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security". Did you know that? Should my "Opinion" be edited? With that being said, how then isn't it a matter of "Black" and "White" if all laws are written on "White" paper with "Black" Ink. Even in today's modern society, the technology we've become accustomed to consist of various shades of colors and factors down to either "Black" and/or "White. Am I a racist? How can I be? That'll conclude that I hate myself, or at least half of me. Does my skin complexion represent one ethnicity and my hair texture another? Will my IQ conflict with my experiences? Has the zip code which I reside in allowed me to be subjected to racial profiling, police harassment and illegal sentencing? What about the Fourth Amendment -- the Anti-Terrorism Act clearly voids that whole paragraph. Am I suppose to care? Are my emotions legit? Should my "Opinion" be edited? This wonderful country we call America has one of the largest drug crisis on earth. Why is that? Could it be because every other commercial shown on television advertises a prescribed medication? Or is it because majority of the chemicals and toxins pumped into our foods, drinks and oxygen are plaguing our organs and bodily fluids? Or how about the legalization of synthetic Opioids and Cocanoids and every other experimental substance of stimulation. Let's not forget the medical marijuana with all it's added ingredients. I never understood the reason for adding anything to something that was already created good! That confuses me. Should I care? Should my "Opinion" be edited? How is that "We The People" have the highest prison population in the world? Ponder this: Hypothetically -- I've been convicted of a crime, any crime, you choose. I've been sentenced to a prison term, let's say ten years. I complete my prison sentence and the judicial system orders me to serve and report for an additional ten years of supervised release, "Probation". Honest opinion -- is that just? Would that be a form of double punishment for a single crime? Ok, now hypothetically again -- this time lets say you make a mistake one day and happen to be with a friend who have something or have done something illegal. You have no idea or recollection of the situation. In the near future that same friend calls you on your cell phone or contacts you via social media and invites you to dinner which consists of baked chicken and mashed potatoes. The whole while your friend has been under surveillance for something you have no knowledge of and this one correspondence rewards you with a conspiracy charge. You were placed on an indictment for being invited to dinner, where your accusers interpreted the words "baked chicken" as code for "killos of cocaine" and "mashed potatoes" code for an "AR-15 Assault Rifle". You've never been in trouble, a law biding citizen since the beginning of your existence, now facing twenty-five years to life imprisonment and/or a fine of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. What's your perception? Do you think that's legal? According to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures, "Absolutely"! Should my "Opinion" be edited? Are we really "The People"? Who are "We"? Who are "The People"? Why are "We" in this condition that we're currently in? Is there even a problem in today's society? Or course not if you're "In" society. As long as the bills are paid and there's groceries in the ice box, who cares? What about our future generations? What about your legacy? Are they considered "We"? Do you believe they will be "The People"? Should your "Opinion" be edited? -Respectfully articulated,

Author: Bandoi, Kuzh

Author Location: Georgia

Date: June 10, 2020

Genre: Essay

Extent: 2 pages

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