Sources: U.S. Senate, New Scientist
quote: The prospect is a frightening one for several reasons. First, some fear it could lead to an escalation in the "war on drugs", which already is responsible for the U.S.'s world leading imprisonment rate.
quote: I like how you casually insert your libertarian views into your articles. I don't expect objectivity here but can you at least try to make it not so obvious?
quote: The incarceration rate in the United States of America is the highest in the world. As of 2009, the incarceration rate was 743 per 100,000 of national population (0.743%). In comparison, Russia had the second highest, at 577 per 100,000, Canada was 123rd in the world as 117 per 100,000, and China had 120 per 100,000.
quote: I like how you casually insert your libertarian views
quote: Are you suggesting in roundabout fashion that the libertarian party is the only facts-based party? :)
quote: Sure, it is a known stance that they take but to me (someone who is a straight-edge), I fully fail to see that as a major detriment that could prevent me from voting for one of their candidates.
quote: as I have observed, they tend to be far more factual and less emotional than both the Republican and Democratic parties.