The universal conviction is that the court involves itself in a citizen’s life because the citizen did something wrong. Even judges are inclined to believe this.
It’s wrong, and they’re wrong—and it’s very wrong of them to be wrong about something so important.
The court involves itself in a citizen’s life because someone (automatically designated a “victim”) told it a narrative, one that characterized the citizen as a miscreant. Someone told it a story.
That’s it. It would accordingly be swell if administrators, legislators, the judiciary, the general public, and the press recognized this.
If a story the court is told is true, there are consequences. If a story the court is told is untrue, there are consequences. The consequences, however, are always borne by the accused, that is, the person the story is about, irrespective of whether the story is true.
The accuser may be rewarded…
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