Here's why I don't like U.S. system:
- Double Standards everywhere you go.
- The Justice Branch is based on bribery, just like the Legislative Branch. Where else can you have a judge deciding a case for the [plaintiff | defendant] just after an election, where the same spent almost a million to support his election. Not that this case was like that.
- The Jury is usually cherry-picked, and bribing judges works here, too.
- The Verdict is usually based on a decision by a Jury, who know nothing of the subject's background (thanks to an education that's totally fucked up. And bribery works here, too.
Ergo: Justice is for those who can afford it. Don't kid yourself about it.
How in the name of everything that is fair and just can a maker of equipment, that can be used for smuggling drugs, while a makers of guns, which are used all the time to kill people, have no liability?
Democracy works, when you have a well-educated (good high-school level general education, that covers stuff like world history, ecology, languages and math & science), confident and a relatively well-off electorate. People who are scared and ignorant make shitty decisions, such as electing Dubya. Thus, the Executive Branch is elected by people who know nothing.