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  1. How do you reconcile 'legal principles' with the seeming inability to change them?

    This is mostly in reference to a recent post on ~news that has me curious. Based on the law, it seems like the Rittenhouse trial ended about as fairly as it could have. Other users have accurately...

    This is mostly in reference to a recent post on ~news that has me curious.

    Based on the law, it seems like the Rittenhouse trial ended about as fairly as it could have. Other users have accurately pointed out that a lot of the law that we're governed by was (at least, in part) influenced by the white supremacy that is rooted into American law. This is where it gets a bit confusing for me.

    If you're devoted to legal principles, then you must believe things like this (far-right extremism) are to be addressed through our established systems, i.e congress. This is logically consistent. However, how can you reconcile this with how corrupted the system we rely on has become?

    The legislative branch in the US is notorious for being a partisan shit-show filled to the brim with deceit and corruption. When the only way to change the law is marred by evil and ineffectiveness, how am I (or those skeptical of the true reasons behind the Rittenhouse verdict) supposed to remain devoted to principles that rely on the system functioning in good faith?

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