On Fresno`s County`s proposed “tent city” jail plan
To deem a person such a threat to society for the substances that person CHOOSES to consume and to lock that person up, behind walls, behind bars, behind chain link fence, knowing all the while that there will come a day in the near future that the gates will swing open and that person is no longer considered a threat to society with not one single minute of that time spent on correction is absurd. Then to assert that somehow, by releasing this person a day, a week, a month, or a year early is considered a danger to society clearly illustrates just how ignorant the person making this claim is. It is nothing more than right wing fear mongering in order to build more prisons, pay more overtime and take money away from the ONE thing that can actually deter the amount of people entering into prison, EDUCATION. Prohibition didn`t work in the early 20th century and it`s not working in the 21st either.
The dumbing down of America is in full swing and if you do not see it then you are in the control group that is headed back to the Stone Age. So better brush up on how to make fire with two sticks cause it might get cold. These words I speak come not from someone who sits on the sidelines regurgitating Fox News talking points but from someone who had the gates swing open on him. On that day I stopped for a minute before I stepped into freedom and thought “wow, yesterday while I ate my breakfast I had guns pointed at me, yesterday while I exercised I had guns pointed at me yet today, knowing that I still think the same way I thought yesterday, all of the sudden I am again qualified to interact with society”
With the stroke of a pen, billions of dollars could be freed up to educate our people and start to build a society of intelligent citizens. When the requirement to be a prison guard is nothing more than a clean record and a pulse and the requirement to be a teacher is years and years of higher education you would think that the teacher would make more money. Yea, not the case. A two to one disparity at the least.
THE DUMBING DOWN OF AMERICA, which side are you on.