People that need to be punched in the face

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People that need to be punched in the face… figuratively… he said… after a moment of consideration. (I’m trying to be less… eh… combative in my old age and not necessarily resort to the quick acceleration of my forehead into the orbital socket of the individual that vexes me as my go-to problem solving solution)

I think virtue signalling through your children is especially wicked though. But… I guess… words (of a Socratic and logical bend) are all I’ve really got to counter stuff like this. Even if it is less gratifying (to me at any rate). Violent intervention rarely solves a problem. Especially an ideological one.

If you’re of a libertarian slant you believe people should be allowed to do whatever they want… unless of course it affects somebody else. It becomes less clear cut to me when those other people are children.

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Collective punishment

Why would you even vaguely consider grounding your daughter for this? This is pure unadulterated awesomeness.

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It is also (as I understand it) true.

Students are considered civilians and therefore considered protected persons, under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, collective punishment is a war crime.

Article 33: Individual responsibility, collective penalties, pillage and reprisals

No protected person may be punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited.