The other day I was having a conversation with someone that was telling me that we make kids grow up way too soon these days, and was absolutely baffled at how little this person really knew about what things really are like. When I pointed out that for countless generations, and millennia, due to the simple fact of life expectancy being low, kids became adults – they had their own kids, joined the work force, went to war, and had responsibilities and achieved great things – and did so in their early teens, I got a dumb ass look. being a typical lib, the person immediately went to the whole child labor and abuse theme, so I pointed out one of my favorite characters in history – Alexander the Great – had practically conquered the world by the time he was 23. More invective and nonsense, about how expecting children to be responsible, work, or act like adults before they are in their mid-twenties, followed, and the person almost dismissed me for telling them that the problem we have is exactly the opposite of what they believe it is. Our “children” are far less capable, responsible, and far less likely to want to be productive adults, because we no longer expect or encourage that. So queue the fact that we have more of these idiots that think the answer is to let them be even more irresponsible:
Now that the federal courts have spoken on “stop-and-frisk,” many people think teens in our community have less to fear from the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Far worse can happen to a child after being stopped.
In his State of the State address Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said what needed to be said: New York’s juvenile justice laws are outdated.
Every year, almost 50,000 16- and 17-year-olds are prosecuted as adults in New York State, and more than three-quarters of these charges are for misdemeanors like shoplifting and marijuana possession. Some 70% of the children arrested are black or Latino, as well as 80% of those incarcerated.
As Cuomo reminded us, now is the time for a change. The New York State Legislature needs to Raise the Age of criminal responsibility, and they need to do it this year.
Yeah, that’s the ticket! Lets tell them we will expect even less from them until they are way, way older. I am sure that will encourage them to act more responsibly and be more productive members of society. Fuck, I hate stupid, stupid people, and the people that have dumbed down society while pretending they are doing it for good and noble reasons.
Our kids, most of them, because some still manage to rise above the cesspool we have told them is the swimming pool they have to be dunked into, fail to grow up because we have failed them. How sad. When you promote bad behavior, you will get more of it. That lesson is a simple one to grasp, but one that the left seems to completely be immune to.