Justice Not Revenge: What’s great about America #6

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Our system of justice is NOT based upon REVENGE, it is based upon impartial people implementing the law. In fact there is no place for revenge or bias in our system. If someone wrongs me, it is not ok for me to take matters in my own hands and punish them, take their stuff, kill them, hurt them, or hold them against their will. If I take revenge, then I will most certainly break another law, and be subject to punishment myself. And I also am not allowed to stack the deck against my enemies. If I want to bring charges against someone, I cannot take them to a judge who has any bias in my favor, and the jury must be without knowledge or bias of the case. In the USA, justice comes not from revenge, it comes from unbiased parties weighing the facts against the law and determining an outcome. ‪#‎whatsgreataboutamerica‬

Rule of Law: What’s great about America #5

What’s great about America #5: We have laws, they are written down, and they apply to all of us equally regardless of our financial status, our race, religion or geographic location. We don’t have royalty here. Even the richest of our rich can end up
in jail if they break the law (Martha Stewart, OJ, Bernie Madoff…). Yes, sometimes people get off when they are guilty, and some are found guilty when they are not. But this is rare. We have impartial judges and juries who truly seek the truth. We are all free to live within the law and if we do, we will likely live our lives in freedom without harassment or penalty. But if we choose to live outside the law, 100% of us are risking our freedom, our wealth or or lives. When you look around the world today, you see that America is the exception, not the rule.
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American Dream: What’s great about America #4

america eagleWe can live the American Dream of working hard and making a better life for ourselves, our families, and our kids. A coal miner can raise a Cardiologist. A poor kid from Akron can become one of the richest athletes on the planet. A college dropout geek can create a product that changes the way we communicate and be worth as much as a small country. An overweight minority woman can build a TV empire out of a quirky talk show running at 4PM targeted at women……and a 35 year old guy can be out of work then decide to get into the insurance business and provide a blessed lifestyle for his family in the insurance business. If we are willing to get up and work hard EVERY DAY good things will happen to us here. Yes we are blessed! ‪#‎whatsgreataboutamerica‬

Freedom of Speech: What’s great about America #3

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We believe in FREEDOM OF SPEECH. We let each other say what they want to say without fear of harm for what is said. That means we tolerate things that we think are stupid or offensive, knowing that other people might think the things that we say may be stupid or offensive. However, even though someone has the right to speak, that right does not require us to listen. ‪#‎whatsgreataboutamerica‬

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