On this rainy, dreary day Mark Steyn has a new article in Maclean's that will make you even more depressed. But it's an interesting read.
In it he quotes fellow Canadian writer George Jonas, who said: "Something isn't wrong because it's illegal, it's illegal because it's wrong!" How many people in the justice industry and the criminal industry have lost sight of this?
He also provides a startling statistic about England. Over there, the number of indictable criminal offences per thousand people was:
- 2.4 in 1900
- 9.7 in 1954
- 109.4 in 1992