Hey, good job, Obama. It was obviously commendable of you to release several dozen nonviolent drug offenders.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/04/us...ders.html?_r=0WASHINGTON — Sometime in the next few weeks, aides expect President Obama to issue orders freeing dozens of federal prisoners locked up on nonviolent drug offenses. With the stroke of his pen, he will probably commute more sentences at one time than any president has in nearly half a century.
The expansive use of his clemency power is part of a broader effort by Mr. Obama to correct what he sees as the excesses of the past, when politicians eager to be tough on crime threw away the key even for minor criminals. With many Republicans and Democrats now agreeing that the nation went too far, Mr. Obama holds the power to unlock that prison door, especially for young African-American and Hispanic men disproportionately affected.
Now just one suggestion, if I may: Replace the word "dozens" with "all" and you'll be on the right track. Nobody should be in prison for this crap. We're starting down the path to UHC (very slowly, but I feel surely) and we've legalized same sex marriage. It's time to evolve.