09-09-2016, 06:29 AM
The government believes in punishment as deterrence, but I don't. If the farmer had been harmed by the hippie's actions, prison time and/or a fine wouldn't have compensated him in any way. Why do a lot of people in the thread think the government should get that money and rob the taxpayer to provide her with 3 hots and a cot? Restitution is a much better goal, but as far as I know no one was actually harmed. Yes that woman is an idiot and her ideas are offensive and she advocates for oppression, but that doesn't excuse using the government as a weapon to attack her. She did interfere with someone's property, albeit without actually harming anything in any discernible way, and that may merit some sort of restitution to the farmer, but I can't say what form that should take.