America began as a puritan country with strict “Christian values” which had at their core a neurotic obsession with SEX – hence the name “puritans.”
You would have thought that 400 years later America would have advanced beyond these ignorant hyper-conservative religion based values but no – and guess what is even more pathetic, it is still an obsession with SEX that get’s their panties in a twist in 2018! These modern puritans are punishing so-called “sex offenders” and listing them for all to see. Sound familiar – it should because it is the same public shaming that was done 400 years ago!
So when are we going to grow up in America? When are we going to pretend we are all so innocent and punish a few for life? When are we going to stop demonizing others? Why is there no second chance for someone who peed in a park or looked at an image in the privacy of their homes not from deviant motives but simple curiosity of the world?
The fact is that everyone is a sex offender to someone else.
It was not that long ago that gays were labelled as sex offenders. Transgender individuals were without rights. Hell, there were even laws criminalizing what consenting adults could do sexually in the privacy of their own home (some states still have crazy sodomy laws)!
Frankly some people should just mind their own business.
Why don’t we registry drug dealers, wife beaters, drunk drivers, murderers, white collar criminals (where did my retirement fund go), bank robbers, pick pockets, and animal abusers?
Clearly this is highly discriminatory and unfair. Those given the label “sex offender” are shunned just as if they were in the stocks on the public square hundreds of years ago – the difference being that it is usually for life and not just a few hours! Shockingly cruel and unusual punishment don’t you think for peeing in the park or peeking at a forbidden image!