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Can We Save Our American Judicial System?

by Amy Hawkins | June 18, 2024

Many of us are reeling from the outcome of the trial against President Donald Trump. Like him or hate him, people on both sides of the aisle are seeing the process, and outcome as a tragedy - not for election power but for the fairness of the American Judicial system.

Most of us Americans have taken for granted that the rule of law is a unique commodity. That it is the golden standard that few countries possess. But few of us can say we understand this precious, intricate system.

When it comes to voting for judges, who among us hasn't asked, “Who do I vote for?” We have not understood the system of the courts, how to elect good men and women to the bench and we have not known how to hold leaders accountable. We have blindly assumed legal cases are all met with fairness in accordance to the law.

But as with any system, the legal system needs ongoing maintenance, accountability, and continual recalibrating to the original standard.

Rule of Law requires justice based on the law, not on personal bias, political agenda, or individual preference. Rule of law means, no matter what race, religion, gender, or political preference, a Judge will follow the intent and word of the law in a fair unbiased manner. The facts and the law are supposed to prevail, not political agendas.

Recently, the abscess growing for decades burst open in a New York court, and its yellowish pus washed over our once-impartial court system and infected it with the overt political agendas of covert influencers.

How do we re-establish the rule of law in America and clean up our judicial system?

Can we repair the revolutionary checks and balance system that for the past 2xx years limited each branch of government and kept it in check? Can we restore the delicate balance of power?

The wildfire effect of the verdict sheds light on the American spirit. Within minutes the jury's indictment of Donald J. Trump on 34 felony charges, Trump’s website collecting donations crashed due to a flood of supportive donors. CNN's network’s senior legal analyst, Elie Honig, delivered a damning article about how prosecutors in the case “contorted the law” in order to get the conviction. Honig, a former assistant US Attorney, systematically took apart the case and gave a reality check to those ignoring the many breaches of the law and Constitution.

"[T]his case was an ill-conceived, unjustified mess. Sure, victory is the great deodorant, but a guilty verdict doesn’t make it all pure and right,” Honig wrote in NY Mag/Intelligencer.

“Plenty of prosecutors have won plenty of convictions in cases that shouldn’t have been brought in the first place. ‘But they won’ is no defense to a strained, convoluted reach unless the goal is to ‘win,’ now, by any means necessary and worry about the credibility of the case and the fallout later.”

In the days that followed, billionaires like Steven Wynn and David Sacks stepped forward to fight the blatant political persecution.

The secret was out, and a band of brothers and sisters from local communities. across the state and nation rallied to better understand the Judicial process and repair our nation's crumbling foundations in our own , hold judges accountable, and put good men and women to work defending their constituents, regardless of party.



Amy Hawkins, small business owner and resident of Jackson County Michigan, is a passionate advocate for citizen engagement with over 20 years of statewide and local political experience. Follow Amy's Substack here.

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  • How to talk to people about what matters and moves them

  • Fresh perspectives for grassroots activist engagement

  • How to go back to the BASICS of serving our neighbors with opportunities and truth

  • And how to maximize and spread our message … and so much more!

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