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Friday, 27 May 2011

Zero Tolerance: Another Case of Unintended Consequences

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."

1 comment:

  1. School board members, like politicians, are mostly morons. Come to think of it, I guess they ARE politicians.


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