Sources: U.S. Senate, New Scientist
quote: At some point in time brave American citizens, who love the idea of freedom more than the idea safety or convience will realize that their parents or grandparents sold their souls for that convenience and safety. But it won’t be a deal that generation will be willing to sign onto. And the correction will cost more in blood and treasure than any American can imagine. If we would hold our government accountable to the people that elected it that future could be avoided but I imagine that would just be inconvenient for our little lives.
quote: And yet come voting day, you'll put that mark next to Rep or Dem, instead of voting in someone that actually gives a crap about Americans.
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.
quote: Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
quote: First, some fear it could lead to an escalation in the "war on drugs"...
quote: Obviously Jason is more concerned that he will not be able to get his weed or porn
quote: Of course, who would want drug dealers to be caught before they can sell or distribute their drugs? Who wants criminals to pay for their crimes?