Anonymous asked: Agree or disagree: "A working prisoner is more useful than an executed one."?
Depends on what they did. Proven murderers, rapists, and child molesters deserve death. All other criminals should be forced to work to earn their keep. Prison shouldn’t be them sitting around or hanging out in the yard all day.
In ancient Athens, there were very few prisoners. Exile was relied upon more than imprisonment, which was usually limited to those awaiting trial or those who could not pay their fines. If imprisoned, prisoners were, according to some authors, expected (and allowed) to make a jailbreak and simply exile themselves — even those on death row! A trial usually resulted in one of three outcomes: acquittal, exile, or death.
Of course, in our insane society, we imprison more people as a percentage of the population than any country on Earth. If we allowed Blacks and other non-Whites to have their own societies instead of integrating with ours, we would immediately have an 80 per cent. or so reduction in Federal imprisonment. And half of the rest could go home if we legalized self-medication.
battlestarpegasus asked: "Petty Nationalism" was very well said. A humble bow to you, Sir.