Monthly Archives: February 2011

1st Place! United States: 2,019,234 Prisoners. 2nd place… China | Ron Paul 2012 | Sound Money, Peace and Liberty

# 1 United States: 2,019,234 prisoners# 2 China: 1,549,000 prisoners# 3 Russia: 846,967 prisoners# 4 India: 313,635 prisoners# 5 Brazil: 308,304 prisoners# 6 Thailand: 213,815 prisoners# 7 Ukraine: 198,386 prisoners# 8 South Africa: 181,944 prisoners# 9 Mexico: 172,888 prisoners# 10 Iran: 163,526 prisoners# 11 Rwanda: 112,000 prisoners# 12 Pakistan: 87,000 prisoners# 13 Indonesia: 84,357 prisoners# 14 Poland: 80,467 prisoners# 15 United Kingdom: 78,753 prisonershttp://www.nationmaster.com/graph/cri_pri-crime-prisonersPer Capita# 1 United States: 715 per 100,000 people# 2 Russia: 584 per 100,000 people# 3 Belarus: 554 per 100,000 people# 4 Palau: 523 per 100,000 people# 5 Belize: 459 per 100,000 people# 6 Suriname: 437 per 100,000 people# 7 Dominica: 420 per 100,000 people# 8 Ukraine: 416 per 100,000 people# 9 Bahamas, The: 410 per 100,000 people# 10 South Africa: 402 per 100,000 people# 11 Kyrgyzstan: 390 per 100,000 people# 12 Singapore: 388 per 100,000 people# 13 Kazakhstan: 386 per 100,000 people# 14 Barbados: 367 per 100,000 people# 15 Panama: 354 per 100,000 people# 16 Trinidad and Tobago: 351 per 100,000 people# 17 Thailand: 340 per 100,000 people= 18 Estonia: 339 per 100,000 people= 18 Latvia: 339 per 100,000 people# 20 Saint Kitts and Nevis: 338 per 100,000 people# 21 Grenada: 333 per 100,000 people# 22 Botswana: 327 per 100,000 people# 23 Swaziland: 324 per 100,000 people# 24 Mongolia: 303 per 100,000 people# 25 Antigua and Barbuda: 278 per 100,000 people# 26 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 270 per 100,000 people# 27 Namibia: 267 per 100,000 people# 28 Tunisia: 253 per 100,000 people# 29 Taiwan: 250 per 100,000 people# 30 Saint Lucia: 243 per 100,000 people# 31 Lithuania: 234 per 100,000 people# 32 Costa Rica: 229 per 100,000 people# 33 Iran: 226 per 100,000 people

via 1st Place! United States: 2,019,234 Prisoners. 2nd place… China | Ron Paul 2012 | Sound Money, Peace and Liberty.

Senator Paul, U.S. Senator for Kentucky

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Rand Paul (Ky.) released the following Dear Colleague letter to his fellow Senators this morning regarding the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act.

Dear Colleague:

James Otis argued against general warrants and writs of assistance that were issued by British soldiers without judicial review and that did not name the subject or items to be searched.

He condemned these general warrants as “the worst instrument[s] of arbitrary power, the most destructive of English liberty and the fundamental principles of law, that ever w[ere] found in an English law book.” Otis objected to these writs of assistance because they “placed the liberty of every man in the hands of every petty officer.” The Fourth Amendment was intended to guarantee that only judges—not soldiers or policemen—would issue warrants. Otis’ battle against warrantless searches led to our Fourth Amendment guarantee against unreasonable government intrusion.

via Senator Paul, U.S. Senator for Kentucky.

“The Man Who Cannot Win”: Op-Ed on Ron Paul | Ron Paul 2012 | Sound Money, Peace and Liberty

I couldn’t stand reading and listening to all the establishment goons and media pundits trash Dr. Paul’s CPAC straw poll victory since Saturday, so I wrote my own Op-Ed. Please freely distribute it far and wide, but give me credit if you do.

The Man Who Cannot Win

By Jaret Glenn

On Saturday evening, the US Representative from Texas’ 14th district, Dr. Ron Paul, decisively won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll for the second year in a row. Again, he handily defeated the second place finisher; the media’s chosen frontrunner for the GOP 2012 primary, Mitt Romney. This year Paul won by 7 percent, a larger margin than the total percentage of votes received by the third place finisher, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (6 percent).

via “The Man Who Cannot Win”: Op-Ed on Ron Paul | Ron Paul 2012 | Sound Money, Peace and Liberty.