Almost All Americans Think Mandatory Minimums for Non-Violent Offenses are Stupid

By: Monday October 13, 2014 8:55 am

A Reason-Rupe poll last week found an incredible 77 percent support eliminating mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent offenders so that judges have the ability to make sentencing decisions on a case-by-case basis. Only 17 percent oppose this change, which is serious fringe territory, yet this where many in Congress still stand.

 

Americans Overwhelmingly Want Feds to Let States Move Forward With Marijuana Legalization

By: Friday February 1, 2013 10:31 am

While the Obama administration is deliberating how to handle the newly approved marijuana legalization laws in Colorado and Washington State, one thing they will likely pay attention to is popular opinion. Regular Americans overwhelmingly see marijuana legalization as a states’ rights issue and do not want the federal government to interfere with the will of the electorate in either state.

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