Tuesday, July 11, 2006

have we no conscience?

I love MSNBC's series To Catch a Predator.
Have you seen it? Its great. Even if you just want to make fun of the fools, its great.
The premise is that adults at NBC pose as 13/14 year olds in chat rooms and then when the pervs come to meet them, they arrest them.

I thought everyone could pretty much agree that child molesters are bad. Right?
Moreover, that catching them before the hurt someone is even better than prosecuting after the crime. Right?

Apparently there are many of my generation that disagree.

We've discussed the show with people in the 20-30ish range and most say "I don't like how they trick them. That's wrong."
They typed out in black and white their lewd intentions and then drove many miles to get to that child home alone!
I don't see how that's a violation of rights, anymore than police surveillance would on a man who threatened to kill his wife.

I'm realizing that my generation is a bunch of anarchists. The only thing we usually agree on enforcing protecting the environment, but that's about it.
There are many who think we should be able to do whatever we want as Americans.
Prostitution? Why not?
Pornography? Free speech.
Arrgh! It makes me so mad. The whole attitude of mind your own business and live your life because nothing is wrong, it's only your perception, is so aggravating.

Ok, maybe my generation is just a bunch of

Libertarians, n.

persons who belong to the Libertarian political party.
Libertarianism is a political philosophy[1] advocating that individuals should be free to do whatever they wish with their person or property, as long as they do not infringe on the same liberty of others.