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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-15-08 04:09 PM
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31. I would answer your first paragraph by referring you to my last paragraph of post # 30
Here it is:

I understand that there is a movement in this country to incarcerate certain persons based simply on the determination that their personality characteristics make them a high risk for committing certain crimes. I am totally against that type of thing. I believe very strongly that people should be punished for what they do, not for what they think or what some expert determines to be a high risk personality characteristic. I believe that punishing people for owning pictures is very similar to punishing them for their presumed personality characteristics. Looking at pictures doesn't hurt anyone in my opinion. Once you start punishing people for that kind of thing, there's no telling where it will end.

I could accept requiring psychologic treatment for such a thing as owning kiddie porn if it's true that that indicates a risk of moving on to the real thing. But incarceration, no. Once we start incarcerating people for what they might do, we're really moving into dangerous territory.
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