Criminals have it easy in our country

2013-02-17T00:00:00Z Criminals have it easy in our country nwitimes.com
February 17, 2013 12:00 am

The way our government seems to think about gun control, you would suppose that no one has ever killed anybody with a knife, a ball bat, car, train, club, drowning or perhaps an overdose of drugs.

Years ago, we had a way of stopping murderers for good. The hot seat. It was a sure bet that the criminal did not do it again. Now we reward them by giving them a life of ease in prison.

It costs the citizens $65 a day to furnish them with a life of ease, four square meals, television, library, health care, etc. Just one year costs the taxpayers $23,725. Is it any wonder why we are going broke?

I remember hearing many years ago some well known person saying, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste." I wish our government would have thought about that before they started putting fluoride in our water supply.

- Russell Beal, Portage

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