The Least of These.

Paul Rosenberg, over at Open Left, has a post which attempts to put some focus on the most forgotten among us.

Yet, for all the talk about being “a Christian nation” we seem utterly determined to ignore what Jesus said. This is not just a nice “spiritual” admonition. In the process of demonizing criminals, we feed a process of starving what is best about us. We legitimize a punitive state, in place of one that seeks to develop the best in each of us. The prison/industrial complex grows as the welfare state shrinks.

His post is long, with charts and other info, but well worth reading all of it.
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