If you cut off a thief's hands, what you get is a thief without hands. Somewhat effective.<quoted text>
i think i can rhetorically sum it up.
If you cut off a thieves hands there will be no more thieves.
the projection you see may not be what you perceive. look closer.
However, there will always be a percentage of the population who will infringe on others, by stealing, by killing them, etc., etc., etc.
What is necessary is for the general population to be inclined to condemn stealing. When that is the case, then the conditions where kids don't need to keep track of the house key because there isn't any need to lock the house can exist, as it was when I was growing up.
When the general population doesn't condemn stealing, you get the conditions of today when everything has to be locked and anything not nailed down will get stolen.
I am curious. How did we change from a place where homes didn't need to be locked to a place where everything not nailed down is stolen?