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John D

I totally agree that many of our sentences are too strict, and result in unnecessary jail time. I also think our culture may be a factor in more illegal activities occurring in the US than in other countries. Our lack of social cohesion, the materialistic greed of 'keeping up with the Jones', the lack of two parent families and discipline; and the vast gap between poor and wealthy probably causes relatively more criminal activity in the US. Using the pareto principle we should ease up on the 80% of the wasteful enforcement of victimless crimes like drug usage and focus on the more serious 20%.

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