the ron paul cultists have guaranteed that i will never, ever, have karma better than terrible, or the ability to post more than twice per day under my name. as my second comment was in reply to a journal entry by a very devout cultist, i thought i would post it here as well to improve its chance of being read.
first, mr. schiff is not a political prisoner, no matter how badly you want it to be the case. he filed false tax returns, which is a crime. he is in prison for breaking the law. just because you hate everything ron paul tells you to hate does not mean that suddenly skipping or falsifying taxes is no longer criminal.
second, your lord and savior would make far more people into prisoners than we currently have. the only difference is that people would be prisoners to their employers in ways that they are not currently. in the current situation in the us, workers have - very marginal - rights. your lord and savior wants to give all those rights away so that the employers hold all the cards. the 40-hour work week will be gone. minimum wage will be gone. health insurance will be gone. life insurance and retirement will be gone. vacation will be gone. employees will have no avenue for recourse if they are fired unjustly or if employers slander or blackmail them.
in other words your lord and savior wants to drive the us rate of incarceration up to around 90% or more. the only difference is that very little of the incarcerated people will be jailed in what we currently call a jail or a prison, instead what they currently think of as their workplaces will become their jails and prisons, with no hope for parole.
the comment is here: http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=2637009&cid=38812839
the journal entry it was posted in reply to is here: http://slashdot.org/~roman_mir/journal/276883
the plus side of being eternally frozen at terrible karma, and forverer guaranteed to post at minus 1, is that nobody can moderate my comment down further.