If fear of God’s punishment for breaking God’s laws Is the beginning of Wisdom, is not having any fear of breaking man’s laws the beginning of folly?
The Chicago Tribune Editorial Cartoon and an Op-ed article titled: After holiday weekend violence youth incardination still not the answer, is a repeat conundrum recorded 3000 years ago about what every generation will experience in both history and the future on the conundrums of a just punishment to fit the crime.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate the ancient proverb, an ancient remedy, and the wisdom or folly of the proactive of benevolent without fear when anyone, juvenile or adults, has no fear of being accountable for breaking laws of both God and man.
The fear of the Lord Is the beginning of wisdom (Proverb 9:10)
Bible Verse – An Eye for an Eye, a tooth for a tooth
Compensation or retribution that is (or should be) equal to the injury or offense that was originally dealt.
What’s My Point?
In a previous post, I surmised the same basic question and a surmised discussion of how King Solomon answered the Queen of Sheba concerns about the ancient Israelite use of whipping fool’s vs incarceration.
My point is nothing has changed in the 3000 years that past about this same question of what to do about crime and punishment.
In My Opinion
I understand the opinion of the writer that incarcerating a juvenile may not be the most benevolent, or either wise or foolish punishment to reduce crime. I also understand that any law that is broken by God or man without fear of punishment will in reality will be eyed as an opportunity in the future to extract more teeth from a victim as evidence in history from the beginning of time.
The rise in crime in California law that any criminal that is compensated to be less than $1000 has opened a door of opportunity and incentives to not fear being caught and released within hours to be one of the main follies the tis leading California residents to have gathered enough signature to enact a referendum to get rid of their Governor.
In my opinion, the current pendulum of benevolent opinions such as the Chicago Tribune will reverse in time same as it has in ancient history and ln California experience where people are either leaving the State, fed up with high taxation, homelessness, and crime,
In other words, in the long term we all need to wise up and discern that there are both short- and long-term solutions to reduce crime. However, same as in history of wisdom and folly observation made by King Solomon, Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom is a valid observation and if we don’t teach or enact fear of God laws to juveniles to learn discipline and morality, that crime will increase.
And if in the short term we are too benevolent to criminals and ignore that if any person has no fears of a just punishment to fit the crime, they choose to engage in crime will increase same as every new generation has experienced in History based on the following observation verse proven to be valid in every new generation.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
Will school vouchers help reduce crime in the long term?
Will benevolence or fear of a just punishment reduce crime in the short term.
Will we ever wise up and start understanding the wisdom and folly experienced in history to prevent repeating in every new generation of repeating the same folly of past generations because we humans just cannot understand the wisdom of the meaning: there is nothing new under the sun.
Will there every be a just and fair compensation for anyone shot and killed by a juvenile or adult?
Read the article and related previous posts Links on this issue.
Chicago Tribune Op -ed
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Finger-Pointing Simplified Change Request for Chicago’s Violence? King Solomon Blog – Rudy u Martinka (rudymartinka.com) ` Editorial – Getting Closer to the ‘Taboo” Wisdom Bull’s Eye which, …King Solomon Blog – Rudy u Martinka (rudymartinka.com)