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Are the scales of justice tilted towards the conservative (yes) or to the liberal (no)?

  • It is actually tilted for neither

    It is tilted for the rich and corporations. Our government and country is poisoned. We are losing our freedoms, being killed and taken advantage of to forward an elite group and corporations. If you are rich, you can kill. If you are poor you will go to jail for life if you steal a tv or get caught with weed.

  • It depends on the situation

    If conservatism is defined as keeping to tradition and resisting change (which is the technical definition) then justice works in favor of conservatives; after all, since conservatism is an identification with the status quo, the laws would be written by people they identify with within their same tradition. Liberalization happens retroactively.

  • Laws are seldom enforced.

    The scales of justice are tilted towards the liberal, because laws are loosely enforced. Anymore, drugs, like marijuana, are just completely legal. Anymore, there has to be a discussion about whether the law should be enforced, and whether the person just deserves to go free. Whether there should be laws is not something that our founders would have discussed two hundred years ago.

  • No, the scales of justice are tilted towards the liberal.

    Most of the judges ruling these days are very liberal. In a conservative ruling people would not be released from jail or prison on a technicality. For instance if the murder weapon was left in the back seat of a cop car overnight and not immediately impounded, then our system will let them walk. A conservative ruling would keep the prisoner in jail.

  • The scales of justice are tilted more toward the liberal.

    The scales of justice are tilted more toward the liberal. Liberals believe in government action to achieve equal opportunity and equality for all. Conservatives believe in personal responsibility,
    limited government, free markets, individual liberty, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Liberal policies generally emphasize the need for the government to solve problems.


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