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  •  Yeah, it's the lawyers!!! (2+ / 0-)
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    yet another liberal, Valtin

    My god, I had no idea. All those lawyers in public positions, getting paid hundreds grand less than they could get in the private sector, they're at fault.

    It's not the drug laws that are on the books, and the criminalization of marijuana in particular.

    It's not the American people, who have consistently rewarded politicians and district attorney candidates who talk about locking more people up with election after election, and the political party that has overwhelmingly supported a deeply racist "lock up anyone who ain't white" policy in law after law.

    It's not the overwhelmingly conservative judiciary--something that is true at federal AND state levels in most of this country.

    No, it's the damned lawyers. That was easy.  Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a country without lawyers. That would, of course, be a country without laws. Then we could just all shoot each other or something.

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