Today, 07:32 AM
Mm. Yeah. This brings to mind the fundamental principle of equality in Legal Justice. Particularly given Gary Johnson's position in support of a private prison industry. Equality in Legal Justice, of course, means equal treatment under equal laws. More precisely, laws that are expressive of "just powers" for the primary purpose of securing one's right to equal treatment under equal laws.
To his credit, though, he accepts that the U.S. incarceration rate is a consequence of over-criminalization and the failed War on Drugs. The flipside of that, though, is that the current generation of casual pot smokers who support him for that reason alone aren't considerate of or particularly astute to the consequences referenced here in the former. It's unfortunate that friends aren't always led to think things through all the way.
The reality, though, is that there are more states than the single state of New Mexico. And Johnson was, again, to his credit, realistic to acknowledge that while he, himself, didn't experience pressure to fill prison beds from special interests, that pressure to fill prison beds, indeed, might happen elsewhere in other states where the private prison model is applicable.