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  •  Kind of half right on Clinton, I guess. Though (1+ / 0-)
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    the prison filling thing did happen on his watch, also, it actually resulted from The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984. And, yes, a chief sponsor of said bill was Teddy Kennedy, but all evidence points to the fact that he had hoped for an entirely different result than the one  created by the first Sentencing Commission (appointed, of course, by that notorious "Drug Warrior" Pres. Ronnie Rayguns.)

    For instance, the federal "guidelines" for my 26,000 pounds of pot  went from 40 months (which my Richard Nixon apponted sentencing judge managed to subvert) to to over twenty years (with only 54 days per year of "good time") for subsequent offenders.

    There can be no protection locally if we're content to ignore the fact that there are no controls globally.

    by oldpotsmuggler on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 12:37:55 PM PDT

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