Thursday, March 07, 2013
World's Largest Prison State
The only way this could possibly be justified is to believe that a larger percentage of the U.S. population are criminals. Do you believe that? I don't. I don't think Americans are any more prone to criminal behavior than the residents of any other country.
We do, however, have a government that thinks it can solve social problems by criminalizing behavior that those in power don't approve of -- even though that behavior might not hurt anyone. Is this the action of a "free" country?