Author Archives: Franchester

The United States Constitution is a beautiful but double standard body of law made to govern our society, along with the rules and regulations that were born from it to further affect change and keep order. However, do these laws render just and fair retribution to those who have succumbed to their follies and transgressed against humanity? This paper will show through research I have conducted  about American History from the “Civil War of 1861″ to the “Mississippi burning trial” case and the growth of our judiciary system that, although we have come a far way, we still have a very long way to journey to create a just and fair society where the punishment fits the crime. Other than where  the individual commits the crime but may never  receive retribution for the crime they commit but instead is given a different sentence for a lesser crime. Through close examination of statistics and various writings such as ” To Kill a Mocking Bird,” “The Pact”, and films like “The Accused” that depict and illustrate through vivid imagery and metaphors the type of society we come from and live in today. What I will establish will dishearten the minds of the people interested in justice and equality and the pursuit of happiness for all.

My research will further  prove that the laws that are supposedly set in place to give retribution but, our court system often fails to utilize the eloquently, and intellectually  written laws that govern our nation to do just that. The court system has failed to protect, regulate and offer solace to our society by not holding all individuals to the  same standard of the law. I will prove that  Until our government and society expel this type of rationality we will always be forever frozen in our justice system; where criminals are given punishments that take the sting out of their reality and the consequences are quenched with lower and different penalties. If this continues they will never comprehend and truly realize the wrongs they have committed against humanity.