Hi, Savage. I'm in complete agreement with you until you last little bit there about liberalism. I think that the issue at hand (whatever it may be) loses its central importance when a political jab is thrown in for good measure.<quoted text>
How long before people realize that prisons don't have to cost money? The cons can do the physical labor of laying the block and mortar. They can go without weight lifting facilities, t.v., computers etc. Three lousy but nutritious meals and hard labor or making license plates to pay for themselves. "Liberalism is a mental disorder."
Liberalism is not a mental disorder. It's an ideology different from yours. It's also a word that some posters feel is an insult while others wear it with pride. I don't claim any party affiliation or ideology in particular, except for the basic tenet of the golden rule.
In any case, I couldn't agree with you more about hard labor, and about the cost of housing a prisoner being astronomical when it needn't be. Joe Arpaio is a personal hero of mine for those very reasons. I think committing a violent crime against another person should be a forfeiture of your right to live freely and comfortably. I believe in massive restructuring of the non-violent offender punishments, as well. It doesn't take the Harvard Brain Trust to see that our penal system and justice systems are both fatally flawed.