Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sterilization for a New Century

Larry Shirley, a city council member in Charleston, South Carolina, had an interesting idea to prevent future crimes the other day. In response to an armed robbery allegedly committed by children, he suggested sterilizing the kids' parents:
"We pick up stray animals and spay them. These mothers need to be spayed if they can't take care of theirs. Once they have a child and it's running the street, to let them continue to have children is totally unacceptable."
Of course, Shirley's idea was immediately denounced by his critics as being "crazy." After all, by this time, the horse is out of the barn, if you know what I mean. The damage has been done.

But we're in a new world now. Government no longer needs to worry about things like speedy trials, or giving the accused access to the evidence against them, or using "coercion techniques" to get confessions out of the scum. So, maybe we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss Larry Shirley and his forward thinking.

Why just prevent crime when you can prevent the perpetrator? Or has it not yet been proven that you can predict criminal behavior by the actions of an older sibling? Damn liberals, always asking for "facts" and "data" before going on a witch hunt.

Just one question... Is it too late to sterilize George H.W. and Barbara Bush for the crimes that G.W. has committed over the last 5-1/2 years?

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