Re: "punishment"

Anton Sherwood (
Tue, 24 Jun 1997 18:20:18 -0700

quoth Mike Lorrey---
: I would expect that criminals would have the choice themselves of either
: being executed if they refused remorse, or imprisonment from life on
: downward with remorse and a commitment to restitution. A truly guilty
: criminal without remorse is merely a mad dog to be put down.

Ugh. To make a life depend on conventional manifestations
of a conventional emotion? Would you kill someone for saying,
"My thoughts are all I have left of privacy; they are not for you"?

(see also the parole hearing in _The Shawshank Redemption_)

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