As in becoming more progressive.
As in making progress.
As in moving into the future without being too encumbered by the past.
Majorities of respondents in the three countries (Britain 56%, Canada 68%, United States 74%) welcome the concept of using alternative penalties—such as fines, probation or community service—rather than prison for non-violent offenders. At least seven-in-ten Britons (70%), Americans (74%) and Canadians (78%) believe personal marijuana use should be dealt with through alternative penalties. Support for similar guidelines for credit card fraud, drunk driving and arson is decidedly lower.
Our society is progressing. Punitive responses to recreational drug use (as well as drug abuse problems) are a thing of the past. The only problem is that current day law is not a thing of the past.
But it will be soon. Because we are progressing.
The people are already there. Now it is time for the law to catch up.
And here is the report.
|Dude, you are so far behind the times, mmmmkay?|