Paris Hilton, Zsa Zsa Gabore, O.J! Celebrities teach the public to disrespect the law. What have we learned? We as a society have learned that if you are famous and have money, you will never be held accountable for your actions. It is laid it out in excruciating detail how even if you are convicted of a crime, you will never have to pay for it. What were we taught as children and teenagers? I remember police officers coming to my school to tell us all “Don’t do the crime if you cant do the time”. Well now we are all painfully aware that it is not true. The new slogan needs to be changed to “Don’t do the crime unless you are rich and famous, in which case you can do anything you want without fear of prosecution”.
There has been a separation of the “Have’s” and the “Have not’s”, and it is growing by leaps and bounds. As we keep getting inundated with frivolous laws, “irritation laws” as I like to call them. They serve no purpose but to irritate you and make you hate… yes I said Hate the only people in the country who are only there to “serve and protect”. I do not feel very “served” let alone “protected” when I see an average person get thrown in jail for several years, and fined thousands of dollars, for sitting alone in his basement and smoking a joint. Likewise, I do not feel very “served” or “protected” when a public figure, celebrity or political official, gets caught with several pounds of narcotics and gets a slap on the wrist and maybe another 15 minutes of fame.
What are celebrities and public figures supposed to be? Figure heads? Exactly! They are representatives of us, the people of the United States of America. When public figures are not held accountable for breaking the law, it shows us, the public,and the world, that our laws are not worth paying attention to. It shows the world that we believe that we are all above the law. Look at how our nations representatives behave in other countries. These overly paid plastic shadows of people are the only thing people in other countries see. They are the only ones who can actually afford to go to other countries, of course that is how we are seen by everyone else. Only an American superstar would visit a starving village on the other side of the planet, say how horrible this is, then have their private jet make a Starbucks run. Wouldn’t want to get thirsty, or lose their caffeine buzz, while making money by showcasing people starving to death.
All I see is a mockery of humanity when we all, including the legal system, worship… yes WORSHIP people who constantly break the law, flaunt the fact that they broke the law, and then prove that they do not ever have to worry about the law time and time again. They don’t ever respect anything or anybody, and we prove it every time we let these so-called celebrities and Holier-than-thou idiots get away with breaking the laws with which we built our country on.
It may be just my opinion, and I’m sure there are plenty of star struck people out there who will disagree, but anyone in the public eye needs to be held to a higher level of law, a stricter and much more severe version of the laws everyone else are held to. If they, the few rich, famous, and obnoxious, break a law, they should be punished twice as much and for twice as long as the rest of us peons. Realize this will only apply to about one tenth of one percent of our entire population. But what a voice! It is a shame that it will never happen.