I'll just jump right in. I got into a very heated argument with my history teacher concerning the development of the United State concerning Jails and Prisons; and the pros/cons of it today. Basically, he is a flag-waving patriot who preaches his biased opinion instead of facts to the class. Yeah, America is great and all, but I don't agree with everything that he taught. I informed him on the unbalanced judgment found in the Judicial Branch and, therefore, was the cause of many, many wrong things happening in prisons. That was the main point of the argument. Many states, when concerning minors under the age of 18, used to be very biased. Examples? 16-year old African-American is suspected of killing a judges daughter. Depending on if it's the Supreme Court or a lower one, then that man would've probably gotten death row if it had happened a decade ago. Even now, with new laws in place, the living conditions in prisons AND jails are just nasty. Rodent and insect infestation being a big issue. But, really, it isn't a punishment. You are just giving them a new life-style. If you got life and no chance to parole, then that little cell that you stay in 20-23 hours a day becomes your life. The only punishment, really, is becoming accustomed to the system.
My teacher, really, couldn't handle it. He started saying that the constitution didn't allow this or that and the Supreme Court judges were fair/honest. He also replied with (quote)"Prison is just a fraction of a percent of a' aspect of our government."(unquote) Really? Seems pretty large to the 13+ people out've every 1,000 sent to prison who are innocent. Seems pretty big to all their families and GF's and wives and children too. Selfish ways of thinking leads to injustice. If anyone really cared, they would come up with a better solution to dealing with felons and criminals instead of locking them up in a cement-cage until they die. So. I want to know your opinions about this. America's government, really. You can use another country or nation as your topic instead. I want to know how would you make that country's government better, politics-wise? In your eyes, what is the perfect economy? Who should be in charge?
Simply, what would you do if you were P.O.T.U.S?
Other than this little scuffle, I've maintained great grades and have kept my head out of the clouds. I find life rather interesting now. People oblivious to death, even when it's all around them, make for some great entertainment. And some people have asked me why I don't upload any videos on YouTube anymore. Welp. I was a noob when I did that. Most of them are BYOND-related or crappy slideshows made with Windows Failmaker. I can't believe I have more than 7,000 channel views in 2 years. Who would watch all that crap?
Anyways, how are you all today?