posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 07:23 AM
Odium, I just dont know. There is one side of me that says, if someone tried to take the life of another, they shouldn't get off easy because they
know someone. On the other hand, in the situation you described, it would work well, because it would help save the lives of several others and come
a step closer to getting drugs off the street. The problem is they dont just plee bargin for those situations. They come up with all kinds of silly
plee bargins to give less time to people if it is their first or second offence. For instance, if you plee guilty they will give you less time than
if they had to prove you guilty. That just down right sucks IMO. It might just be their first or second offence but I guarentee it is not the first
time they did their crime, it is just the first time they got caught.
On the tax issue, I do not mind paying taxes, I know it is necessary. I do believe there should be more limitations on the govt. though. I also
think that when a person becomes old enough that they are retired and living off of social security, they should not have to pay taxes anymore.
Especially those retired vets who put their lives on the line for our country. A lot of them can not work anymore, having a fixed income puts them at
risk in several ways.
I also think that the govt. should find a way to create income other than just taxes. There are a few things they could do that would bring us out
of debt in a couple of years. IMO if they found another way to make money the amount of tax we would have to pay would be minimal. More people would
be able to afford to continue their education. Knowledge is freedom. A smarter society would take our country a lot further than money ever could.