- This is in answer to:
- Bailout shmailout! What this country needs is... See all answers
- March 29, 2009 by maggiebrown26
- Medieval stocks would set this country straight
Bring back Medieval Stocks
Medieval stocks is what it needs, why because I think I little humilation is what low lives need. Vandals and thugs who pick on others tend to be very brave when in a group but made to face up to what they have done and separated from their little gangs, they are not so brave. So if they were fastened in stocks in a public place and named and shamed and told a few home truths and humilated I think they might think twice before doing it again. Especially if they knew this was the punishment. Locking them up out of public view doesn't help deter them, so why not put them on show in the middle of the town with a placard detailing their crimes. Of course to keep the do gooders happy, throwing rocks, rotting vegatables wouldn't be allowed, but the public would be allowed to speak their mind to the criminal.
What do you think? a good idea or not?