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Well, if you can't fix their brainz, fix their other brainz...
Friday, February 24, 2012 10:20 AM
"Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry
Friday, February 24, 2012 10:27 AM
Freedom is Important because People are Important
Friday, February 24, 2012 10:42 AM
Quote:Sex offender treatment is the growth industry of the 1990s. Chemical castration already looms as a Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card.
Castration validates the sex offender's self-portrait: He is the victim; he can't help himself. It panders to our ugliest instincts, not the least of which is cowardice—the refusal to call evil by its name.
Nor can castration be defended because the perpetrator chooses it. Leaving aside the obvious issue of coercion, under what theory does a convicted criminal get to select his own (non-incarcerative) sentence?
America loves simple solutions to complex problems, especially solutions with political utility, like boot camp for youthful offenders. The last thing our cities need is muggers in better physical shape.
When it comes to our own self-interest (and self-defense), the greatest sickness is stupidity. Castration qualifies ... on all counts.
Friday, February 24, 2012 10:50 AM
Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...
Friday, February 24, 2012 6:47 PM
Sunday, February 26, 2012 7:29 PM
Beir bua agus beannacht
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