SYSTEM 'LETTING US DOWN'
People question our law system and wonder as to why it fails to deliver on their expectations of it.
Unfortunately today our dysfunctional society (in general) has allowed us to have a role reversal by downgrading our laws and values to accommodate the ushering in of this dysfunctional society we are forced to live in today, it's called political correctness.
For starters we note the emphasis is on the pampering of the wellbeing of the criminal element at the ongoing expense of the law abiding citizens for whom it was set up.
Criminals can premeditate a crime knowing, in advance, that nine times out of 10 they will be allowed to get away with it and are back out into society to re-offend numerous times over.
If they are poor they get legal aid.
If wealthy they can hire a barrister with status that promotes a lucrative pursuit of a favourable retainer and the more likely their outcome to freedom is assured.
Barristers have brilliant minds and they exercise their expertise and therefore expect to be paid in accordance and rightly so.
However it is understood by society that the law is supposed to uphold with credibility not blatant disregard for what our statutes are supposed to stand for the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth which is why the criminal element swears to do on the bible.
The whole idea of this is to encourage some sense of honesty before God who is the point of the matter.
Fortunately we still have some judges and barristers who are brave enough to tell it how it really is and then act accordingly.
A good barrister will always encourage their client to learn some valuable lessons and plead guilty even if it means doing the time so that they realise life doesn't just revolve around them but also others whom they offend on a daily basis.
Yvonne Rance, Griffith
DISSATISFACTION WITH NATS
I have written to the Deputy Premier and Leader of the Nationals John Barilaro in reference to some party election advertising.
I have advised him the Nationals should be embarrassed to believe the electors of Murray would agree with the statement that "Only the Nationals will stand up to protect your water and not let it be stolen by town clowns."
As a long time landholder and irrigator now retired I am totally disappointed in the representation and performance of the Nationals and will do everything I can to see your incumbent in Murray, Austin Evans, not re-elected. The poor management by NSW State Water and the government at Menindee and on the upper Darling River was well evident before the fish kill.
The summary of the incompetence has been well described by Australian Senior Water Researcher Maryanne Slattery. It appears to me that your intention is to destroy the irrigation industry in the Murray districts and the towns that rely on their production.
Ian Campbell, Deniliquin
A 'DEVINE' COLLECTION
Once a month a church service at Gunbar, after the service everyone brought lunch to share,
Under the big pine tree, where the billy did boil, but what everyone arrived in would make the outsiders stare.
A Humber Super Snipe with a pull up seat under the back seat floor, and a Hudson Super Wasp and a unique Austin Sheerline,
Plus a Mercedes Benz 300 and a Rover P3 sedan, with an immaculate Ford Mercury and Ford Customline.
In the line up two utes, a Ford Custom and Ford Mainline, a Chevrolet Light Truck, now that's another story to be told,
Fancy being able to see this collection of cars way outback at Gunbar, these are treasured memories of the early fifties, something to behold.