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Time for change Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-16-08 11:24 AM
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69. Our gulag-archipelago
To me, that is one of the most salient facts about our country right now, and it probably at least partially colors how I view KP laws.

When someone is incarcerated for viewing pictures, though they have not in any way contributed to the exploitation of anyone, I view that as very scary. Some have pointed out that those who would view such pictures are more likely to actually hurt children (though others disagree with that). Even if it's so, the idea of incarcerating someone for what they might do seems to me like the road to hell.

You know what is the biggest genetic predictor we know of for violent crime? The Y chromosome. But I've never heard anyone suggest that we incarcerate people for that.
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