“The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.” 
Albert Einstein “My First Impression of the U.S.A.”, 1921

This quote from one of the greats of humanity is an apt summation of the opportunity available to improve our relationship with the government and it’s agencies. Our democratic process must allow for the total dismantling of any restrictive policies that prove destructive to society, and quickly. Once it’s realized that prohibition was just an idea a few guys in a room decided to try out a hundred or so year ago, and that all the evidence since then has proved it a brutal failure; we can move closer to having these diseased policies abolished. Ideologies must be set aside like a pair of worn out socks, without a second thought, if only, as Einstein pointed to above, to give the populace a reason to respect those who claim to be leading us.

Man-made laws that cannot be enforced are not laws in the true sense of the world, and it’s infantile and destructive to behave otherwise; it’s a perversion that puts a massive segment of an otherwise peaceful populace at odds with the agencies of government who stand behind the prohibitive gesture. When all day, everyday, people are breaking one or more of the ‘laws of the land’, the whole system is no longer worthy of respect. You can’t take it at is word.

I heard an excellent angle on how the justice system can be healed, and it’s through aligning with win-win standards good for all individuals. The two tenants of this system are 1. You do what you say you are going to do, and 2. Do not infringe on the rights of another person.  With these two laws worth respecting, we could shift back into a world of rules without rulers. Rules that makes sense for all involved and are in alignment with the natural laws of the universe possess integrity, and can therefore be used constructively by all who embrace their value, individually and collectively.