Getting To The Point Tortuously

| Learning | July 23, 2016

(Our class is debating if the three-strike law should be removed.)

Student: “Actually, I was thinking of getting rid of it in a bit of a different way.”

Teacher: “Oh?”

Student: “I was thinking that we should change it so that if they get three strikes, they get the death penalty instead of life in jail.”

Teacher: “Wouldn’t that be cruel and unusual punishment?”

Student: “I don’t see a problem with that.”

Teacher: “What about the fact that it violates the Constitution?”

Student: “Well, we can just amend the Constitution.”

Teacher: “What about torture?”

Student: “I don’t see how that has anything to do with it.”

Teacher: “Why is torture banned?”

Me: “Because it’s cruel and unusual punishment.”

Student: “Well, you got to do what you got to do.”

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