Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The War on Guns: 'Qualifying Fireams'

The War on Guns: 'Qualifying Fireams'

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Inmate's TV Privileges Withheld

Well now, isn't this a shame. A persistent, violent, felony offender complaining about his TV being taken from him. Mr. (and I use this loosely) Cross has proven time and again that he does not care about the rights and privileges of others. Having been sent to prison for robbery, burglary, wanton endangerment, etc...

This reprehensible vermin should be lucky that he is allowed 3 meals and a bed to sleep in. Seeing as that Kentucky is facing a severe budget shortfall, and I can guarantee you in the long run it will be us taxpayers footing the bill, how about we start taking from those that have taken from us to begin with. Start contacting your local leaders, state representatives, and state senators and demand of them that before they raise taxes one additional fraction of a percent that they start cutting costs at jails, prison's and other types of detention facilities. Let me make clear, I am not saying to cut salaries, hours, benefits, etc... of employees of these facilities, but instead to take a look at "privileges" offered to inmates. Start by completely cutting these items out.

Here are a few I can think of: TVs, magazines, books, heat(set the thermostats lower in winter save on electric), air(set the thermostats higher in summer save on electric), have them purchase with their own money hygiene articles(the cheapest that can be bought), or have them pay for whatever they can out of pocket. Any of the items they must have (clothing, bedding, hygiene articles), make them pay out of pocket as stated before, but charge them in order to make a profit. Wouldn't have to be much even a penny or two an item would work. Wait a minute, here is a novel idea, have them pay for as much of their upkeep as possible.

To hell with those that constantly take from society and community and then cry, yell, and complain they are being treated unfairly. Inmate Cross is lucky to be housed in a state of the art prison with all the amenities. He could just as easily have been shot and killed by one of his victims (I will go ahead and say we would probably all be better off if this had been the case).

I would go on more, but I think I will start contacting my representatives in government right away and make my thoughts known.

Go here for the story that started the above rant.

Quote for the Day

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush fires of freedom in the minds of men."--Samuel Adams