We all know the horrific stories of citizens disappearing in police states. Picked up by the police. Nobody knows why. Nobody knows the charges. They just disappear. Of course, that is symptomatic of despotic, totalitarian repression. It is far too common all over the world.
So I had to smile when I went to the West Virginia Regional Jail website and saw that each night anyone booked into the jail is posted on the site, their picture, the charge, all of it. We think nothing of this transparency. But this is how democracy should work and thank the Lord we have a democracy where the rights of the people are never trumped by the power of those temporarily in office.
America does a lot of things right. No wonder we are the envy of most of the rest of the world.