posted on Aug, 6 2012 @ 08:40 PM
reply to post by HawkeyeNation
I'm surprised this thread didn't pick up more than it has. I just wanted to say on your last message that I couldn't agree more on humiliation and
shame. It worked for the majority of our nation and before Self Esteem became a near religion all it's own. I imagine when a 'man in the stocks'
was a literal description after screwing up.
I'll say I look around and see a whole lot of work that needs done and more with budgets being cut and municipal workers being laid off. Rather than
even joking about 'leasing' out labor, have almost ALL those under 18 and the lesser crimes of adults (DUI comes to mind.... Check kiting... I can
think of many, actually) do the public work there isn't any money to have done right now.
It's not for-profit, which is obscene as it's actually starting to happen now. It's 100% litter clean up, ravine and brush clearing, graffiti
removal and that sort of thing. Public work. Hard, nasty and ugly Public Work.
I love your idea and I'll bet we'd end up with fewer that reach the Death level of crimes.