A just society is one where:
- You get to keep what you earn
- You aren’t punished for non-violent crimes
- You are held responsible for any damage you cause
I agree with 2/3 of these. But not being punished for non-violent crimes? So if I’m swimming at the YMCA and someone leaves their wallet in their pants pocket in their locker, and I open the locker and abscond with the wallet, I can get away with that?
The current version (check OP’s page) reads “victimless” rather than “non-violent,” so I’d personally presume the OP just messed up when writing it. Obviously non-violent crimes are still crimes and you should still be punished for them, but victimless crimes (prostitution, drug offenses, stuff like that where there isn’t a victim who’s being wronged) are a totally different matter and not something we should be punishing people for.
my first thought when i read this was about people like meth dealers for example, i agree that people shouldn’t be punished for minor drug charges but massive drug rings can still be dangerous even if they are “victimless crimes”