Two words, Individual responsibility.
That is a hard concept for liberals. If they do the crime then they are a criminal. The state locks them up and they do time. It isn't voluntary, they have no choice in the matter. Their freedom is taken away but that is no measure of lessons learned or a change in attitude or differing future actions. Restitution for their crimes is almost never forthcoming.
When these criminals get out of prison they are usually not reformed just released. They have not earned anything because they have not voluntarily done anything to be able to earn anything. They have not earned the respect of law abiding people. They have not earned the right to be considered for employment ahead of any law abiding respectable person. They have earned nothing, they have just been released.
The person that they stole from is still without their property. The person that they were violent to still has to deal with those memories and or injuries. The person that they raped is still a rape victim. So you will probably need to explain to many of us how it is suddenly supposed to be all over for the scum that committed these crimes just because they have been released. It is not over for their victims so why in the hell should it be over for them????
I will not shop or do business with anyone who has ex cons working for them. I am up front about it too and spread the word about the situation.
It is a tough world and when a person makes it tougher by committing a crime it is their own fault and there is going to be a price to pay even after they are released. We can only hope that their next victim is legally armed and knows how to use it so that the cycle can be broken.
posted on 04/13/2011 7:48:22 PM PDT
(Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
So...if a person gets busted for smoking pot 20 years ago, that should be held against them for the rest of their lives? I would consider that cruel and unusual punishment.
There is also the matter of the class of people in this country who are above the law a.k.a. the very rich/politicians/law enforcement officers, ya know, the ones who rarely get charged for breaking the law, and even if they do, are even more rarely convicted of anything.
I’m Conservative too, but I’m also human. Not everyone who breaks the law is a scumbag. Prisons don’t try to rehab anyone, the punishment is the time spent behind prison walls. In my world, if a person breaks the law and gets convicted, he goes to jail for a specified period of time, but once he is released (and not on parole), then he should have all rights restored, because he has paid his debt to society. If people feel as tho criminals should have to pay more, then keep them in jail longer.
I have also been a victim of crime. I let the courts deal with it. The matter was resolved. I suppose I could still play the victim card and whine about what was done in the courts, but I don’t. I moved on. Victims of crimes can remain victims of crime if they wish, or they can live their lives.
A long time ago someone was about to be stoned to death for breaking a law, until someone suggested that the first stone should be thrown by someone who hadn’t sinned....
posted on 04/13/2011 9:30:33 PM PDT
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