A New Bottom Line

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

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Politicians, Hypocrisy & the War on Drugs

by Robyn Short The War on Drugs has led the United States to become the most imprisoned nation in the world. Although the United States represents only five percent of the world’s population, we imprison 25 percent of the world’s prisoners, creating lifelong marginalization of those who have spent time behind bars. The War on DrugsREAD MORE

What is Justice?

By Robyn Short We often hear the word “justice” thrown around in the media in response to crimes. Those who have been injured by the crime often say they want justice. The prosecuting attorney looks to the criminal justice system to hand down justice for the victim. The defending party looks to the criminal justiceREAD MORE

Caged Up

America’s War on Americans April 14, 2013 Still Surviving Book Foreword by Robyn Short On January 31, 1865, Congress passed the thirteenth amendment to the United States Constitution. The amendment reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States,READ MORE