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DavidJMH's Avatar Jump to comment 207 by DavidJMH

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The trouble with prisons today is they are not "hell Holes" enough. The whole point as some of you have pointed out is to stop criminals re-offending and you don't achieve that by coddling and pleading.
Civilizing people is a stick and carrot process; violent offenders need the grating and the cat to focus their attention on their behavior and counciling to show them the proper direction. Spare the rod and spoil the child; no matter how much you try to educate, there is always the need for the threat of corporal punishment.
The trouble with the western world is all this liberal thinking has made us soft. A hundred years ago we knew what we stood for and we knew we were right. We are a society that is in decline now through lack of courage and determination; decadence and self interest prevail and we will very soon be overrun.
DM-H.

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 09:34:00 UTC | #120554