Reply To: Too young for sex, but old enough to murder


R. Arens

I’m understood that the frenzy to prosecute sex crimes to this degree came from modest beginnings. Originally it was intended to keep older men from fathering children with young ladies who would then go on to burden the states welfare system. Over time, it got pooled together with straight up worst of the worst child molestation legislation and now you got people doing anywhere from 5 to life for something that netted county time 30 years ago in nearly every jurisdiction in this country. In my opinion, if you’re old enough to kill, you’re old enough to screw. Our country needs to lighten up on how they do things because it costs more per year to lock a guy up than it would cost DHS to dole out a welfare check and let’s not also forget that child support is rigorously enforced as well.