"We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
- Abraham Lincoln
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
I would say that you are circling the problem rather than getting at the truth and that is a serious part of the problem in race relations today. Until everyone gathers together and admits where the problems exist rather than trotting out the familiar excuses then things will never change. Why would they?
Criminal Sentencing StatisticsFelons sentenced to a State prison in 2000 had an average sentence of 4 1/2 years but were likely to serve 55% of that sentence - or just 2 1/2 years - before release, assuming that 2000 release policies continue in effect.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Tell me, when Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York, wasn't the cost of living still pretty high?