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A Smart Conservative Position on War on Drugs

Donald103 Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 5:42 PM
I have read that we have a higher percentage of our population in prison than any other country. Are we that much worse in criminal behavior? It is expensive and wasteful to have so many in prison especially for non-violent crime. I am assuming that many are in that category. We should have some of the people who are responsible for corporate crime in prison. Fines do not hurt the perps as much as it does the stock holders. I perceive the U.S. to be on the wrong track in so many ways. When prosecution is selective, is that justice? So far as "fairness" is concerned, the word has been hijacked and ruined just as has been the word "gay." The word "terrorist" has been banned from the executive department and mostly from the "mainstream" media.
America is Over Wrote: Dec 16, 2012 5:57 PM
When people are free, their prisons are external. When people are indoctrinated, their prisons are internal.

A European won't cross the street unless she has the light.
lukemcire Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 5:59 AM
Never been to downtown Rome, have you? The lights may as well not exist.
Daniel30 Wrote: Dec 17, 2012 6:19 AM
They also won't pay their taxes unless they haven't found a way out.

"Mandatory sentences breed injustice," Judge Roger Vinson told the New York Times. A Ronald Reagan appointee to the federal bench in Florida, Vinson was railing against a federal system that forced him to sentence a 27-year-old single mother to prison life without parole because her dealer ex-boyfriend had stored cocaine in her house.

Note to D.C. Republicans: This would be a great time to take on the excesses of the war on drugs.

The Times was writing about conservatives, including Jeb Bush and former Watergate conspirator Chuck Colson, who advocate for smarter, more humane incarceration policies under the rubric "Right...