Children debating without researching. Sigh.
Rhys Benjamin wrote:We should aspire to share the views of great political leaders.
Not when they screw up the lives of millions of people. Do you aspire to be like Hitler or Stalin? Exactly. To use your reasoning from further down your post, there's a reason
why so many people refuse on principle to vote Conservative, and that reason is Mrs Thatcher's legacy - a legacy of unemployment, unfair taxes and rising poverty. They may have gleaned the most votes at the General Election, but when you consider how untenable the Labour government's position had become amid the recession (and Gordon Brown's unpopularity), they should've had a landslide majority. Easily. Mrs Thatcher is at least partly responsible for them not achieving that.
Rhys Benjamin wrote:141 Jail places left. Think. That's my whole village. One hundred and forty one. That's more than many people think.
Yes, that's definitely a sizeable number considering that the UK has a prison population of nearly 100,000. Oh, and according to this article
, there are at the very least 770 teenagers who should be chucked in jail with immediate effect for taking drugs and, according to this
, the prison population would quadruple with the numbers of teens who smoke underage. THAT'S more than many people think.
Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Jennifer Steadman wrote:cigarettes and drugs aren't affecting anyone except them, so what's the point in punishing them?
They're illegal. If they're illegal, they're illegal. Full stop. It is illegal for a reason - and so, I'm not in favour of liberalisation.
Swearing, male homosexuality and football used to be illegal. They were all illegal for a reason, but not for a good/rational reason. Hey, it's still illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day, die in the Houses of Parliament and put a stamp upside down! You tell me the good reasons for all of those. I'll bet you've broken the first of those, at the very least. We should throw you in jail! Oh, no, wait, because it's a stupid law. Your line of reasoning is, in the nicest way possible, absolute fucking bollocks.
I know I shouldn't feed the troll, but its rampant ignorance disturbs me.
"There's leaders, and there's followers, but I'd rather be a dick than a swallower" - Aristotle