Re: The Violence Problem

Michael Lorrey (
Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:22:09 -0500

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> Michael Lorrey wrote:
> > A couple good reccomendations for producing well adjusted, non-violent
> > people:
> > a) require a certificate level license to preproduce
> > b) make child abuse a corporal crime
> [....]
> > c) Outlaw divorce while the children are minors. This would a) ensure
> > that people thought long and hard about getting married, ensuring that
> > only those truly commited would do it, and b) eliminate the severe
> > strife that typically occurs between divorcees, using kids as the pawns,
> > and c) would eliminate, eventually, families where there is no positive
> > male role model.
> It seems inconsistent that you would object to Big Brother controlling
> your choice to own and use a gun, and yet you cheerfully suggest that
> Big Brother control your choice of reproduction, marriage, divorse, and
> family role model. Do you really want someone else to define how a
> family should live and then force that definition on you and your
> family?
> What if they decide that your gun ownership makes you too dangerous to
> reproduce? What if they consider having guns around your kids to be
> child abuse? What if they decide that a gun owner is not a "positive
> male role model". I can easily see fanatics making all these decisions
> in an attempt to reduce violence by following your very own rules stated
> above.

Its obvious I did not go far enough so that even the most dense
subscriber could see satire when they saw it.