The goal of the legal system is justice, not vengeance. Vengeance attempts to satisfy emotions. Justice aims to protect society.
UPDATE: Rory Miller posted something very similar about responsibility and blame on his blog. He wrote about the issue way more eloquently and concisely than I did. To quote: “The criminals already know it’s wrong. The issue is that they don’t care. You can’t fix caring through reason. It’s a deeper part of the brain. […]
SlutWalk’s platform on rape perpetuates ignorance instead of addressing the realities of rape.
The government and the people of Singapore view politics through two fundamentally different paradigms. Singapore’s future lies in reconciling the two.
May 7 2011 exposed the flaws of the GRC system. It is now time to abolish GRCs.
Teo Chee Hean evaded my questions at the PAP rally at Punggol East. Michael Palmer almost did.
The SDA’s flier for Punggol East is internally incoherent and has a few flaws nestled in between some good ideas.
A cluster of votes is more significant than a single vote.
The Workers’ Party election flier in Punggol East is the polar opposite of the PAP’s: too much national-level politics, too few ground-level issues.
The People Action Party’s election flier for Punggol East falls way short of expectations.