NO VICTIM, NO CRIME
I favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims, such as gambling, the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes, and consensual transactions involving sexual services. I support restitution to the victim to the fullest degree possible at the expense of the criminal or the negligent wrongdoer.
The inherent rights of the criminally accused, including due process, a speedy trial, legal counsel, trial by jury, and the legal presumption of innocence until proven guilty, must be preserved. I assert the common-law right of juries to judge not only the facts but also the justice of the law.
The justice system should refocus on rehabilitation, rather than retaliation, as a response to actions that harm others.