" If no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else ? "
Ive long believed there should be extraordianry prison reform, but I doubt it would ever pass. Since there is no appetite for real reform, you are left dealing with reality. Even with those that rail on against capital punishment...if you are honest do you really believe people care more about the individuals or the 'cause'?
It is not up to the state, IMO, to punish people.
It should only be up to the state to protect people.
People should be incarcerated not as punishment, but as protection to the public.
The state has proven time and time again that they are not qualified (and indeed, no one is, IMO) to deem what punishment fits a particular crime.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.