You have a right to be happy too
March 20, 2007 10:20pm CST
There is not one single person on this earth of age that has not done something wrong in their lives. Some were just lucky enough not to get caught. There is no big sin or little sin. Sin is sin. How do we expect people who have done time and paid their dues to get on their feet and live a productive life if they are not aided in reacquainting themselves with a world that has made drastic changes. Many people convicted under the Rockefeller drug law are reaching their release date. What chance do they have of making it out here. Many people just give up and go back because they know they have a guaranteed bed and free food. First of all when they are released they have no money usually and with the cut in programs now, no skills and no place to live. A system that fails to plan, plans to fail. There can be very little expectation for convicts serving 5, 10, 20 or 30 years behind bars to come back out into a world that is constantly changing to just jump back in and ride. No one wants to give them a job and instead of building more schools we are closing them down for poor performance and building more prisons. What does that tell you about the system we have in place? Even worse the people who are poor and need public assistance are now replacing workers that once made a decent salary just to receive their public assistance checks. So you downsize and fire the people working for a living so that they need assistance too then put them to work for a welfare check. Basically that's what is going on now. When will it stop? How do we survive a deal like that?