WE have become a throwaway society. Rain mentioned the printers we have. Yeah I know that is true about the cost of cartridges and printers. Sherry and I were in line to pay for two cartridges and passed a printer with more features than ours and it was ten dollars more than the cartridges I was carrying. So we bought a new printer.
I just now looked across the table at one of our cell phones charging. WE don’t even use a cell phone long enough to need a new battery anymore, and no one wants the old ones.
We have to be careful or people become throw away items. I am not talking about the old and infirm only. I have a different philosophy than most my family and friends concerning ME in that position.
But I am not talking the aged; I am talking the druggie kids, the prostituting drug using mamas and the dealers and heavy drug users. If I am not careful I want to put them all in prison or on death row. Like everyone else I think seriously about doing that (unless my family is involved, then we should make an exception).
If I am not careful, I would suggest using the death penalty more often than it should be. I get upset about ‘home invaders’ or burglars. They know that stuff is not theirs; they have no right to it what so ever. They did not earn the money to buy the TV sets and jewelry they are stealing, if I am not careful I’ll want those shot!
I don’t think society should keep them up forever, in and out of prison. I believe every prison should be forced to raise their vegetables, meat, milk and cheese. Every prisoner should work or not eat. Yeah I know it ain’t fair, but that is how I feel about it. If we are going to support a criminal, they should be forced to work on the roads, clean up the right of way and cut grass. No work, no eat. If they get weak feed them through their veins until they decide to work.
Don’t get me wrong. Prison is sort of like divorce. Everyone seems to be touched by them. Thirty to sixty years ago not every family was affected, but today? Most all our families have had someone in jail, prison and we all have been affected by divorce. So I know it affects us all. I know without a doubt there are folks in prison who should not be there, but by and large they were justly convicted. Just my opinion.
A man I dearly loved spent most of his life behind bars. He was an artist and a master brick mason. He just could not stay off booze and drugs. He died early, I still miss him and his wonderful brother.
Thanks for coming this way,
Actual questions and answers to elementary school kids from Evelyn:
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY?
-You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff.. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10 (good plan Alan)