Thursday, February 28, 2008

USA! USA! USA! USA!

The United States now leads the world in both the number and percentage of its population behind bars.

Incarceration costs the states $50 billion a year and the federal government $5 billion. In some states, per capita spending on incarceration exceeds per capita spending on health.

America is also Number One in the pornography industry. The United States makes more pornographic movies and ships more pornography abroad than any other country. Americans spend more money on strip clubs than Broadway, regional theatre and orchestra performances combined.

The United States is also the most religious country in the Western world.

In some states, sentences for marijuana offenses can exceed penalties for murder.

Hmmmm . . . ? ? ?

Priorities, priorities.

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