FCC Ends Phone Rate Gouging of Prisoners’ Families
Somewhere in the logic of sending people to prison, we lost the core principle that time behind bars should be spent dissuading the prisoner from committing new crimes and helping him make restitution to his victim and society. We veered from a justice system that put people in prison to pay their dues and learn their lesson to one in which our treatment of prisoners | Read More »
Stand with Rand: Principles Above Partisanship
“This government is totally out of control,” Senator Rand Paul told the crowds at the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this month. This is a common sentiment among conservatives. What is uncommon about Senator Rand Paul, however, is he consistently leads with conservative principles above partisanship. This is true even when his principled positions produce strange bedfellows. Paul’s commitment to limited government, personal liberty, and | Read More »
Mike Crews to be new Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections
Florida Governor Rick Scott will announce Monday a promotion from within at the Florida Department of Corrections. Currently holding the number two spot as deputy secretary, Michael Crews will be elevated to the top position within the nation’s third largest prison system. Crews will succeed Ken Tucker, whose retirement becomes official on December 28th. Like his predecessor, Crews was a long-time official at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement before | Read More »
Tech at Night: Obama administration contradicts itself on Cybersecurity, House looking at Sales Tax issues
As if it’s not bad enough that Barack Obama and the DHS are planning to defy the Congress and rule by decree on Cybersecurity, we’ve now got Jay Rockefeller using intimidation to try to apply a chilling effect to any opposition to the leader.
The dumbest part? Even as one part of the administration pushes cybersecurity, another pushes for back doors, which is a massive reduction in security, never mind the government spying angle.
Hoo boy. Steve Womack in the House is jumping into the sales tax debate, proposing a similar plan to the Streamlined Sales Tax-backing Marketplace Fairness Act already in the Senate. I expect one of these to pass under President Romney.
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Schwarzenegger: Send Illegal Immigrant Prisoners to Mexico
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8480047.stm Since California is running such a large budget and has a highly overcrowded prison system, Governor Arnold decided to kill birds with one stone. The solution? Simple, build prisons in Mexico to house criminals who are undocumented immigrants. Maybe it is just me, but this idea seems like it was thought up really early in the morning after drinking a ton of beers. Your | Read More »
California – Proposal to Contract Out Prison Beds
I applaud the Governor for calling for contracting out prison beds. Unfortunately, he opposed my proposal to do exactly that when it could have made a difference: Debate Remarks, AB 900 California State Senate, April 26, 2007 Reamrks by California State Senator Tom McClintock I would like to begin with some stubborn facts. According to the Legislative Analyst’s Office, for fiscal year 06-07, it will | Read More »