Maybe we need less prisons and more reform. Instead of putting people in prisons, or putting them on probation where they have to pay a probation fee, maybe we need more trade schools and colleges?
Maybe we should build a school next to every public housing project? When someone enters public housing they are automatically enrolled in the attached school?
For single parents, child care would be provided so the parent can attend school.
What promoted this post? It was an article on Fox News – European courts spare accused pedophile, hacker from American justice
With over 100 million people receiving welfare, and since our prisons are full, maybe its time to reform society?
Maybe something went terribly wrong in the past 100 years? Something that has to be fixed before society breaks?
Why would other first world nations view our justice system as barbaric? Maybe its because we punish people for their entire lives for a one time mistake? Maybe its because of how we demonize acts such as smoking weed?
If something does not harm society, why should it be illegal?
Lets take making your own whiskey for example. Why is it illegal to make your own whiskey? Because the government loses tax dollars on the manufacture and sale of the whiskey.
Why should someones life be ruined because they wanted to make and sale a product, and not pay taxes on it? Is it “that” important that the government collect a dollars in sales tax?
Someone makes their own whiskey and sales it, so what? What it he big deal? Are people people who sale eggs arrested like people who sale whiskey?
Why cant people make a product at home, sale it to their friends and family without having to worry about being arrested and thrown in jail?
Something has gone seriously wrong in society.