The Kyle Rittenhouse Case Is Putting the American Justice System on Trial

Source: Foundation for Economic Education
by Hannah Cox

“Most are familiar with the notion that it is better to let 100 guilty men go free than let one innocent person perish. This pillar was one that our system was supposedly built upon and it comes from the work of the English jurist William Blackstone. Unfortunately, our founders did not do a good enough job of restraining government power in our system and protecting the rights of the defendant to ensure we lived up to this standard. In fact, we have consistently struggled to bring even our basic Bill of Rights to fruition, with essential rights — like that to an attorney — not even being recognized until 1963. Voters have not made this better by typically giving unearned trust to police, prosecutors, and judges.” (11/19/21)