Standing the Coffin on its Head

We are standing Coffin on its head.

You hear people all the time say, “You’re innocent until proven guilty! It’s in the Constitution!”

They are partly correct. You are (supposed to be) innocent until proven guilty but the phrase “innocent until proven guilty” is NOT in the U.S. Constitution. This legal precedent was not established until 1895 in the case of Coffin v. United States.

However, these days we seem more and more hell-bent on throwing the niceties of legal precedents out the window in favor of the emotionally satisfying mob rule. See the Kavanaugh hearings in the U. S. Senate.

Red Flag laws are one such case and are a danger to freedom and due process but hey, since we’re hysterical about the decreasing gun violence in America why stop with just firearms?

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