View Poll Results: Should we bring back flogging?

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  • Yes, it is more humane than prison

    3 14.29%
  • Yes, it will save the government money and/or reduce crime

    4 19.05%
  • No, it is cruel and unusual punishment

    7 33.33%
  • No, it is letting the offender off easy

    4 19.05%
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    7 33.33%
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Thread: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So we are less criminal society today than 200 years ago?
    Damned good question, and its hard to tell, there are so many variables..
    I think we have made progress, so lets stay on that path.

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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Most offenders don't pose any threat in the first place. Most of them are nonviolent people who either A) are guilty of some bull**** crime that shouldn't be a crime in the first place, or B) are guilty of doing something stupid where they need SOME sort of punishment but don't need to be isolated from society.

    I'm not saying that this should apply to EVERYONE...just the nonviolent offenders.Agree, but, IMO, flogging is a step back, this I fear



    And cages/rape don't? Isn't flogging considerably less barbaric than that? If we go by the prisoner's own (assumed) preference for flogging over incarceration, it would seem that most people would consider prison time more cruel than flogging. So let's worry about replacing prison time with some less cruel alternative punishment - whether it's flogging or something else - before we worry about whether THOSE things are too cruel as well.
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    The time is way past over due for prison reform.
    This is a states-rights thing, for the governors to work on.....
    Those governors who do nothing must be voted out of office and publicly censured(sp?)..

    The people who advocate flogging should be flogged themselves...yes ! I do become emotional and stupid about this....

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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
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    The people who advocate flogging should be flogged themselves...yes ! I do become emotional and stupid about this....
    I'm pretty sure the premise isn't so much that flogging is a terrific idea or the ideal replacement for prison for non-violent offenders -- it's just that it would be less traumatic and waste fewer resources.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Should we bring back flogging in lieu of prison time?

    I'd give it a shot, and see statistics on how things have changed.

    I'm a firm believer that removing corporal punishment from our public schools was the downfall of our educational system. Kids as a whole may be stupid, but they're smart enough to know that the liberal way of just turning cheeks with no real potential threat of intervention allows them to do what they damn well please.

    Nip it while they're young. When you remove an ass-whipping or taking a meterstick across the knuckles and replace it with a stern finger-wagging, you're encouraging this rebellious behavior later in life. I wouldn't mind seeing some real pain given to criminals, then determine if it's an effective deterrent. I guarantee you that the dude never spray-painted anything else in Singapore.

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