posted on Mar, 29 2012 @ 09:43 PM
ban·ish [ban-ish] 1. to expel from or relegate to a country or place by authoritative decree; condemn to exile: He was banished to Devil's Island. 2.
to compel to depart; send, drive, or put away: to banish sorrow.
Does anybody know the reason why we stopped the practice of banishing individuals that were unwanted from society?
Reading about all the controversy over the death penalty and how we should handle criminals that we do not want to take care of or cannot decide on
whether we have the right to end their life, why not just remove them from the picture and place them in a remote location to fend for themselves?
Like say out in the middle of no where in the Arctic, or on a remote island in the middle of the sea that they can't escape. If it was a big enough
island the only cost incurred would be the one way trip to drop them off, and then the money that has to be spent would be to put a monitoring system
in place so we know none of them can escape. And I'm sure having one large location to take care of would save on all the prisons we have across the
Just exile all the serious offenders such as murderers, rapists, kidnappers, anything that we would view as a gross abuse done to another person.
Leave them to fight it out on their own, why do we have to babysit them for the rest of their life. I know I don't want to be paying for them to eat
and sit in a concrete cell.
Just my thoughts, I think it would solve many of the problems we ponder over in those situations. Also, maybe it would help people build an
appreciation for the society we have today as most people take the world we live in today completely for granted.
We could just call it the island or something to that effect.
edit on 29-3-2012 by Brandon88 because: (no reason given)