Friday, 27 May 2011
It's yet another sign that America is descending into chaos, a would-be West Point Graduate was expelled from school for shooting spit wads, under Spotsylvania High's "Zero Tolerance Policy."
What these social architects don't seem to realise is that when the punishment is way disproportionate to the crime, it doesn't deter crime, but only encourages even greater crime the next time. As the old English saying goes, "In for a penny, in for a pound." Another way of putting it, more chillingly, is "The first you have to pay for. All the rest are free."