Innocent until proven guilty is still the rule

This is a respectful reminder for all of us. In America, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. It is not the other way around. If it were, this wouldn’t be America.

This is not about defending President Trump. It’s about defending our American way of justice because it should matter for every one. This issue matters more now than any other time in our history. If we don’t stop this childish nonsense, now, everything will be destroyed for everyone.

I think everyone knows that America is polarized, our very own community has become polarized. What has happened to disagreement with tact and maturity, not the nonsensical, emotional intolerance that has taken over as if we were living in a political zombie apocalypse.

The cornerstone of our justice system is different from that of many other nations. Our law says that an individual is innocent until proven guilty. However, some have tossed this concept out the window, and if we don’t correct this course it’s going to come back to haunt us. We will cease to be America.

A former FBI director and sitting president is under intense scrutiny. If you’re smart, you’ll form your views by reading and watching accounts presented by multiple outlets, then use your brain to think deeply. The problem with thinking deeply these days is that very few people are doing it, and we are suffering as a result.

All this political disagreement is subverting and undermining the Constitution. There is no other way to say it: we are a bigger problem than Mr. Comey or President Trump. We are a bigger problem than the Russians. The world is laughing at all of us, because at the end of the day we’re the ones who have created and are perpetuating this political circus. It’s not entertaining. It’s embarrassing and dangerous.

There are many people who don’t care for President Trump. There are just as many that don’t care for President Obama. President Trump may not be popular with many; however, he is popular with just as many. Anyone who has read any of my letters should not wonder why I think the way I do, however, unless of course my thoughts end up subverting our way of justice. Then my opinion would end up doing more damage than good. If this is true for me, it is certainly true for you, for big-time journalists, news outlets and politicians.

I have a respectful reminder for all of you and for all of us: in America, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. It is not the other way around. If it were, this wouldn’t be America. By behaving as if the president is guilty until proven innocent, you are behaving as if we live in a communist nation. We don’t but we certainly will if you keep up the nonsense. You are killing us.

It’s time to remember how we do justice here, or we will no longer be America. If that happens, it will be no one’s fault but our own. We will all pay an exceptional price by letting emotions, rather than the law of the land, get the best of us.

It’s time to straighten up and reverse course before it’s too late. In America, individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and I thank God that it works this way. At least it’s supposed to.

Good day!

Robert Ware

French Creek


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