In the land of our founding fathers, a man was innocent until proven guilty, but today, this is not true. According to the 13th Amendment that is slavery and involuntary servitude is prohibited except when a person is convicted in a court of law by a jury of their peers.

Today, people merely need to be accused of a crime to be treated as though they had already been found guilty. In a land governed by a Constitution, we are supposed to be governed by laws, not the whims of men.

According to the Constitution, anyone who has not be found guilty in a court of law should not be denied the presumption of innocence. Depriving a man of his life, liberty or property without the due process of law separates countries that are just from those that are unjust.

Amendment XIII

Section 1.

Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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Everyone, even professional football players are entitled to receive due process, and an accusation does not justify the loss of their presumption of innocence.  

Today, there are certain crimes that are considered to be so horrendous, that we have allowed the courts to suspend the rights of those accused of certain crimes, such as treason.

However, a man accused of murder has the same rights as a man accused of running a red light.

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The 3rd paragraph appears to be mis-written!  

"According to the Constitution no one who has not be found guilty in a court of law should be assumed to be innocent."

This  is exactly BACKWARDS to what I know the Constitution to read.

And, people wonder why we don't get things FIXED!

With this typical illiteracy problem, there is nothing that we do that we don't have to re-read at least twice to make sure that we agree with it.


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