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  •  Hats off to him. I agree with his article 100%. (6+ / 0-)

    I don't hear too many politicians standing up against mandatory sentencing. It is considered "soft on crime," not to mention antagonistic to the private prison industry, which in my understanding demands states guarantee a minimum number of prisoners for them to take contracts. And prisoners don't vote, don't have any money, and are mostly brown-skinned. Maybe Obama will stand against mandatory sentencing, like he did against the disparity in crack cocaine sentencing.
    Unfortunately, the Obama administration has been as aggressive in prosecuting drug crimes as any administration. And he has been miserly in giving out pardons and sentence commutations.

    His rate of approvals was unusually low, by historical standards, based on statistics dating to 1900, on the Justice Department Web site.

    So, if Paul has more progressive ideas, especially in areas that other politicians consider too controversial or unpopular,  he can plagiarize all he likes.  

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 08:09:42 PM PST

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