Wednesday, March 4, 2009
1 out of every 31 Americans in Prison in 2007
Imagine the boost on the economy if the state were to repudiate its status as governor of morality, end the ridiculous "war on drugs", and allow these "criminals" to return to society as productive members, not participants in one of the largest societal drains.
"The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws." --Ayn Rand