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originally posted by: burdman30ott6
...maybe we could start actually prosecuting the banks for the littany of frauds they commit? Banks don't get prosecuted for predatory lending practices... but we're supposed to come down with the force of a thousands suns against any citizens who approach the banks with similar predatory motives of their own? Yeah, you've clearly drank that establishment Kool Aid.
I think there are far better tools, financial restitution tools, that can be used that are less draconian and less politically motivated than putting people in prison. I think it is ridiculous that this country has, for example, put Martha Stewart behind bars. I think it's asinine and a waste of not only resources and tax dollars, but a reflection of how little we've progressed since the dark ages where political criminals were thrown in dungeons because the king's ego was fragile and those who crossed him simply had to suffer.