This is a great post about evidence. Let me give you a couple of quotes:
Now, let’s be clear here about what the word “evidence” actually means. It doesn’t mean “proof”. When a defendant is found not guilty, all the evidence against them doesn’t cease to exist; it is still evidence against them, which has been weighed and found not damning.
But the best quote of the entire post:
democracy is not primarily a decision-making mechanism. I mean, really, if you were setting out to design a good way of making good decisions, would you come up with democracy? Of course not. Because it’s laughably useless.
However, democracy is a very very good civil-war-prevention mechanism.
Truer words were never spoken. Once a people have decided that their vote doesn’t matter, they will resort to the only recourse left to them.
Read the whole thing, it is worth your time. For the last word of this post, I leave you with the words of John F Kennedy:
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.