Thursday, January 26, 2006

The ghettos beckon...

Washington state now takes the lead on the road to the final solution for sex offenders. Three state senators have filed senate bill 6832, which permits counties to "designate specific areas where an offender convicted of a sex offense may reside."

I'd long been of the opinion that the power to declare where someone cannot live is effectively the same as the power to declare where he can. The same right is lost both ways. It was only a matter of time until somebody else figured it out too, and so...

Congratulations to Sen. Mike Carrell, Sen. Don Benton,
and Sen. Val Stevens for your work in leading America another step down the road. Your predecessors in another country, many years ago, would be proud of you.

(Note: the ACLU has apparently declared it has no problem with zoning laws anymore.)