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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:40 AM

Montana drafts new bill giving felons the option of being spanked

They might hate the gays but they love the S&M !!!!

this bill not only covers misdemeanors but also felonies. So rather then serving 10 years for robbing a bank you can just pull your draws down and take 10 swats!!!

the bill is being sponsered by GOP representive Jerry O Neill and Helen Thingpen. Here is the actual text of the bill

[link:http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/2013/lchtml/LC1452.htm|

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Reply Montana drafts new bill giving felons the option of being spanked (Original post)
Mkap Feb 2013 OP
Historic NY Feb 2013 #1
elleng Feb 2013 #2
Downwinder Feb 2013 #3
dballance Feb 2013 #4
defacto7 Feb 2013 #5
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #7
JoeBlowToo Feb 2013 #6
Mkap Feb 2013 #8
sallyjojo Feb 2013 #9
TheKentuckian Feb 2013 #10
Eleanors38 Mar 2013 #11

Response to Mkap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:53 AM

1. Caning...

like in Singapore wouldn't be pleasant.

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 03:56 AM

2. (4) For purposes of this section, "corporal punishment" means

the infliction of physical pain on a defendant to carry out the sentence negotiated between the judge and the defendant.


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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:01 AM

3. Sharia law.

Just add stoning and amputation.

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:02 AM

4. I Just Never Understand What These People are Thinking

From the proposed bill:

For purposes of this section, "corporal punishment" means the infliction of physical pain on a defendant to carry out the sentence negotiated between the judge and the defendant.

Why are they trying to make us just like some of the countries we decry because of their use of physical pain as punishment? We regularly call them inhuman and contend they are in violation of human rights laws. Do these lawmakers want implement the lash or begin caning people? Those are the two most popular forms of corporal punishment in other countries that are uncivilized enough to use corporal punishment still.

And what input do the victims of the crimes get into this whole disastrous idea? Shouldn't they have some say in the negotiations to ensure the punishment is "commensurate with the severity, nature, and degree of the harm caused by the offender" as the bill requires?

I suspect if this law is ever passed it will be found unconstitutional under the 8th Amendment: "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." I hope to high heavens that judges would find that the use of corporal punishment is "cruel and unusual" within our current societal norms of today.

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:21 AM

5. Oh, just break out the "Cat of Nine Tails" while they're at it.

We are sinking into our dark past... Maybe someday future generations will decide to call this the Second Dark Ages.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:47 AM

7. +100 nt

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 05:53 AM

6. Republicans are now enshrining their BDSM fetishism in law...

 

Isn't this the type of thing that got the Boy Scout troop leaders in trouble?

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 12:03 AM

8. Road to Serfdom

Republicans truly want to turn america into a feudalism with corporations and politicans as barons and everyone else as serfs

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 12:33 PM

9. There are many strange laws in this country

This would just add to the ever growing list.

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:59 PM

10. Crazy. It seems like it could be anything too.

Beatings, branding, electrocuting sex organs, and who knows because it just says physical pain. Doesn't seem to mean corporal punishment in the exact same way it meant in school, at least not necessarily.

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Response to Mkap (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2013, 04:00 PM

11. I wonder if these GOPers are going to commit a crime so they

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