Once you start fantasizing about spanking people, it’s time to turn in your Lawmaker Badge.
Montana State Rep. Jerry O’Neil (R) is sponsoring a bill to allow defendants to “bargain with the court” to receive “corporal punishment in lieu of incarceration.” The bill would apply to not just misdemeanor crimes, but also felonies — though the bill requires that the “exact nature of the corporal punishment to be imposed” be “commensurate with the severity, nature, and degree of the harm caused by the offender.”
Look, I frankly don’t care what Montana does because after reading this I have dissuaded myself of any desire to go to Montana, but you gotta promise me something. If this bill passes, Jerry doesn’t get to watch.
Now, that would be justice.