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  •  Don't drink the Kool-Aid! (5+ / 0-)

    we have lifelong antisocial behaviors the public needs protection from

    The real crooks are in Congress.  Lock those bastards up why don't you?

    Most people in prison are just ordinary people without means or connections to keep them out of the slammer.  Most of them have done far less than your average politician.

    We should stop being such colossal hypocrites.

    "The truth shall set you free - but first it'll piss you off." Gloria Steinem

    Iraq Moratorium

    by One Pissed Off Liberal on Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 12:15:22 PM PST

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    •  Each person is accountable (1+ / 0-)
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      no matter where they work.

      Most people in prison are just ordinary people without means or connections to keep them out of the slammer.  Most of them have done far less than your average politician.

      I actually know that from my own experience. Many are there simply because of administrivial violations stemming from language differences. I addressed that in my first post that says no jail time should ever be used for nonviolent offenses. Sure, crooks in Congress should be fined and penalized like any crook, make them sweep the streets for a few years...wash the feet of the poor, so to speak.

      HR 676 or California's SB-840 - the only health reform proposals worth my vote.

      by kck on Thu Feb 28, 2008 at 12:42:16 PM PST

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