I often comment that something like “creeping socialism” will be the downfall of our country. A politician has concerned constituents, he acts to “solve” their problem by passing a law. We become more dependent, thinking less for ourselves and so vulnerable to doing stupid things simply because we can or it is not “prohibited.” Ethics and common sense are tossed out in favor of legality and convenience.
The federal prison system might be going in a positive direction, however. 6,000 non-violent drug offenders will be released from our care by the end of the month. The idiotic war on drugs is finally being recognized as too expensive. Now if the cops assigned to babysitting drug abusers were to be reassigned to productive employment instead… Oh man, just think… broke cartels, accessible addiction treatment, intact families (ask if you want this explained).