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  •  Thanks again for bringing this issue here. (2+ / 0-)
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    deedogg, Calamity Jean

    This is one more example of politicians consolidating their power at the expense of the least among us.

     It's an easy sell. Portraying judges and liberals as "soft on crime" and appealing to voters for whom a
    word like rehabilitation is automatically suspect for having six syllables. More easy solutions to complex problems.

     As more local and state governments have offered up services like water, power, and waste disposal  to privatization, the expertise that was once in their purview is lost, and they're wide open to what is essentially extortion in terms of cost and regulation.

     Since the moral concept of " There but for the grace ..." seems to be long gone, maybe the more effective arguments against prison privatization are economic ones.  

       

    “Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ~ Malachy McCourt

    by jnhobbs on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 06:04:49 AM PDT

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