US is the #1 nation on the planet per capita incarceration
By Glen Bradley
May 12, 2012
You would be amazed at how many Americans I have explained to them that the US is the #1 nation on the planet per capita incarceration and processing int he Justice System, and they turn around and justify it by saying American prison is better than China or Russia’s non-prison.The point is we are no longer a free nation. Just because one cannot see the bars of their cage, does not mean they are not confined. We have lost our way, more so than most people can even conceive of or see. There is a path back to that American form of liberty that once made our country great and strong, and that path is the strict and equal enforcement of the Constitution that only comes from the voters.Sad to say, We the People have been neglecting our most sacred and important duty for the last century, and that’s why America is on the brink of real disaster.
“Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.” — Milton Friedman
Where is the authority in the US Constitution for the Federal government to regulate drugs? At the State level, of course it is completely different, but we cannot go about willy nilly doing whatever we like just because we like it. We have a Constitution for a reason, and if we do not like it then we can amend the Constitution, but we cannot simply ignore it.
America is broken, we ignore the Constitution. Government is only allowed to do those things specifically enumerated in the Constitution and nothing more. The US Government only has those 18 powers enumerated in Article 1 Section 8 period. That is the nature of the US Constitution. We can’t just ignore it when it becomes inconvenient, that’s why Government is broken today.