This entire editorial about allowing felons to vote in Iowa could be submitted under this headline, but I'm going to limit myself to two sentences:
Three-strikes laws in many states have contributed heavily to the high rate of incarceration and prison overcrowding. Nationally, the crime rate is at historic lows, according to federal officials, but the incarceration rate is at a historic high.
Do they just not understand the criminal mind or the concept of repeat offenders???
***ARC: Brian adds***
This just illustrates the liberal mind. They want to live in a world of their own imagination. Where things are because thats just the way they are supposed to be. See, they feel that the way the world is supposed to be is that nobody commits crimes. Therefore nobody needs to be incarcerated. If we can just eliminate the cause of crime, then we could have no crime, and not have to incarcerate anybody. Conservatives understand that the world as it is, is what we have, not what we would like it to be.
ARC: St Wendeler