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  •  Authoritarian Republicans. (3+ / 0-)
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    Bob Sloan, demnomore, deedogg

    It's all about controlling people and money. The sheep that vote Republican need a father figure in their lives...to feel safe. To feel good.

    "Just lock 'em up" has been the mantra for years without consideration. The authoritarians view life in very stark terms. No gray area here.

    Any society without laws and the mechanisms to enforce them will suffer the consequences. (Somalia)
    Conversely, a society that throws their people behind prison walls; many for victimless crimes, then glorifies the heavy authoritarian figures, be it LEO's, judges, politicians, etc., will eventually suffer the consequences too.  

    The middle ground has been lost to the authoritarians and the bastards want more. Their desire to imprison has become insatiable and prisons cannot be built fast enough.

    This country is adapting private prisons (incaceration for profit) and with that, comes more warped behavior, less oversight and the built-in protections our system afforded previously are then exchanged for money and the illusion that justice is being served.

    Just like our morbid healthcare system, the incarceration of the citizenry and it's proliferation need a cure.

    We are a sick people. Someone call a doctor please.

    "The greater the ignorance, the greater the dogmatism." Sir William Osler

    by wxorknot on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 08:50:00 AM PDT

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