Quote from definition of "Guilt" (Wikipedia):
This may or may not be the best system, but its the only one we have. Clouding the process with emotion and suspicion only reduces our reliance upon it.
And blind faith in government is dangerous !
Of course it is. Our gov't is by, for and of the people, right? We have little faith in our fellow man becuase we have seen so much injustice. That said, where else can we turn to find any hope of earthly justice, if not the courts that we have established? And where can we hope to find law except from the representatives that we have elected? Flawed as the system is, it still works in many cases, and I daresay that we would all use it in cases where we have been wronged (unless you desire anarchy). My only point here was to clarify the terms. If the terms are mis-defined, then the issue cannot be adequately debated. And, for the record, it's not "faith" if it is based on sight. The nature of faith is to accept a premise without seeing evidence, as in, "I have faith that my brand-new motorcycle will not leave me stranded."