A people can only elect their own consciousness, and it is that collective consciousness that forms itself into laws. Thus we are governed by the concepts of our own consciousness encoded into legislation. To change the system, we have to change our approach to life.
When a person wrongs us, how many of us first desire their rehabilitation and betterment? I await! We almost always desire Divine retribution to strike them. For our first orientation is punishment. Due to this consciousness of the individual that slowly forms a collective orientation, it becomes encoded into law through elected officials. Thus we become governed by the punitive nature of our own consciousness. A person wrongs us, we hold the grudge for 20years to life! A person wrongs the government, the law holds the grudge and sentences him for 20 years to life. Our inner consciousness manifesting as the rigid laws that represses and harasses us. This is the Law of Universal Energy!
To change things, we have to change how we approach our neighbor, only then can the system change!
~Ikenna Q Ezealah