When a National Government applies laws for or against social behavior, it has become a fascist police state. Laws are suppose to be written to punish criminal behavior, not social behavior, but the United States Government has intruded on natural human rights and freedoms by blurring the lines between the two.
Social behavior is a reflection of the culture and its norms; the direction a society takes as a result of trends set by tradition, family lifestyle, music and the arts, and leisure activity. Criminal behaviors are acts of thievery, violence, and defiance to the natural order of society, such as murder, stealing, inhumane treatment of other humans, and unethical behaviors that sow discord in an otherwise peaceful society.
Making laws to punish offenders of criminal acts is expected in any society so that the population can live in peace and safety. But making laws that punish offenders of social norms is an act of aggression toward the population and is the beginning of restricting of human rights and freedoms.
In America, social offenses such as drunkenness, drug use, birth control (abortion), homosexuality, or any types of sexual promiscuity are lifestyle choices and should never make their way into the judicial branches of Government system. These are all acts committed as a result of the climate of the culture; acts learned and committed out of social gate keeping mediums such as television, social trends and generational changes. On the contrary, criminal acts are the only acts that should be tried in courts of law unless a criminal act is committed as a result of any of the above social offenses.
By nature, the church - or some other system of social justice - should be the determinant for judgment against social offenses, completely separate from the Government Justice System. However, the church does not have the social prestige to act as a balance against such behavior and there is no system set up to correct social ills. The church is weak, and disrespected by the people and was never effective in making change in society. But that is because all its power was taken and overrun by the Government.
Laws and legislation written for social offences is where the United States Government has blurred the lines and began imposing on the rights and freedoms of the people. Regardless of whether the lifestyle choices are natural or normal or not, these are not criminal acts, but acts of social defiance. Likewise, racial or gender offenses, such as discrimination, personal hatred of another because of their race (or gender), and any forms of interracial (or intergender) mixing are not criminal acts, but social choices and should not be deemed crimes or treated as such.
However, if the offender commits a criminal act stemming from one of the above social offenses, then the criminal law of the land should apply. Such as person committing murder based on their hatred for someone of another race; or if a group of homosexuals or abortion rights advocates decide to bomb a place of business opposed to their lifestyle. That is a criminal act. Furthermore, if drugs are causing a portion of the population to exert criminal behavior, then that drug, and all dealers of that drug, should be stopped and prosecuted, including legal and illegal drugs; pharmaceutical and heroin dealers respectively.
Politicians who believe that abortion is ungodly should not be able to pass laws against abortion because abortion is a social offense, not a criminal act; unless it is considered murder by the definition of the law, which it is not. The same goes for passing laws that allow for behaviors of homosexuality, such as gay marriage. Gay marriage is a social choice, not a law of nature. It would be considered an offense against the laws of nature if the laws of nature were the defining laws of society, but they are not. However, if the act or practice of homosexuality is forced on anyone against their will, then it would be a criminal act.
There are also criminal laws in effect based on privilege, such as driving and vehicle maintenance, insurance coverage, working, standing, walking and speaking, ect., and by the laws of the land are considered criminal and punishable by jail or imprisonment, which should not be. These are social offenses that should only be punishable by fines or withdrawal of the privilege, not incarceration. The overreached is getting out of hand and the public is losing freedoms and rights because of the repression.
This distortion of human rights and freedoms are a result of a society obsessed with punishment and oppression, not protection of freedoms. Politicians and lawmakers have become illogical and unreasonable and in a sense, confused as to what human rights and freedom is all about. Unfortunately, the result of this overreached into the lives of the people only leads to more criminal behavior - as defined by the laws - and increases the pool of offenders. America is now at the point where any and everyone could be considered offenders because there is no clear-cut line between a criminal and a social offense.
This major error in governing the people of a nation comes at a price that will and has eroded the foundation of this country. The leaders are no longer philosophical thinkers but authoritarian doers driven by disorientated personal beliefs and corrupt financial practices. Their inability to differentiate between criminal and social offenses reveal a lopsided intellectual ideology embedded deeply in the minds of a government gone astray.
© July 2017
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