The laws of economics are immutable and universal. It you want to sell more of something, lower the price. If you want to sell less of something, raise the price. People are not stupid, and if you increase the price of something, fewer people will be willing to pay that price, regardless of what it is you are selling.
Bleeding heart liberals do not think the laws of economics apply to criminals. They do not accept the fact that if you increase the time served for a crime, criminals will think twice or three times before they commit a particular crime. Liberals, to coin a phrase, must be astonishingly ignorant to not understand such a basic concept.
To put it simply, if you establish that the penalty for stealing a car is a $100 fine, you will have many more cars stolen than if the penalty is to cut off the hand of the thief. Criminals are not stupid in that sense, but somehow liberals and voters in California decided that these simple economic laws did not apply to criminals in the state. And so they changed the law and decided that a property theft below $950 only constituted a misdemeanor, which the police do not really have the time to pursue, where the benchmark before was that anything over $400 was a felony.
Can you guess what happened?
Crime rises as penalty is eased, page 2:
That is what the DEMOCRAPS have done for California. Turning it into a 3rd world hell hole!
William, let’s agree to disagree. You obviously don’t understand the consequences of jailing people so easily. There are criminals all over the world but US has the largest prison population. Obviously current status is not working and needs a alteration of course to fix it.
Are they really that stupid ?
if thats what you want to tell yourself. Maybe i just believe in holding people accountable for their actions. I understand we have the largest prison population. I also understand that alot of countries are below us on that list because they just kill prisoners, while even the ones here in the states who receive the death penalty dont get it for another 15-20 years after judgement. But w/e, i dont understand the way the world works right??? Maybe our country’s problem is that we’ve decided that in order to make things easier and to keep from hurting people’s feelings, we’ll just wont punish them as much for stuff
William, let me ask you a question. Since you are so high on holding criminals accountable for their actions, how many of the Wall Street executives did you fight to hold them accountable for their actions for causing the loss of not millions, not billions, but trillions of dollars?