WAAAAAAAT? The registry has great value:
It employs thousands of people around the country in SO Management offices.
There are dozens of spin off watchdog sites regurgitating the state information and making money from it.
It keeps app creators employed who make offender finding apps for phones.
It keeps background check companies in business, it opens up new clients for those companies as churches and volunteer organizations now run background checks on their members.
It provides grant money to police jurisdictions who have a sex offender problem so they can arrest more sex offenders and get more grant money to fight their growing sex offender problem.
It lowers property values making it possible for undesirable people to afford better housing.
It totally stopped the epidemic of children being abducted on Halloween. Totally.
It has stopped the epidemic of children being abducted by mall Santas.
It helps to keep our prisons open.
It employs thousands of handlers in those civil confinement centers.
Since it isn’t PC to hate blacks, gays, witches and women anymore, it gives us someone to hate and ostracize with impunity. Even Christians can hate sex offenders and be praised for it.
It sells news papers when the headline reads “SEX OFFENDER” regardless of the story content.
It fosters civic duty and democracy as people step foot in town halls for the first time in their lives to protest a sex offender moving into their neighborhood.
It made Lunesford and Walsh multi millionaires.
It helps to get tough on sex offender judges and DA’s elected.
It helps murderers, burglars, drug dealers, rapists, gang members and arsonists to not look so bad, since they don’t hurt children.
It helps politicians to do nothing while appearing to be doing something, thus, getting re-elected.
It lets vigilantes get praise for doing something henious.
It helps lonely housewives, people in denial, people with no selfesteem, people hiding in closets and people who protest too much to feel better about their worthless selves.
It deters people like Sandusky and Ariel Castro from committing sex crimes.
It gives people with Facebook an opportunity to spew venom and hate while they pretend to be good and better.
In addition, it is a blessing to those who are on it as they discover who their friends really are and they discover true friendship.
It opens up depth and meaning to the words mercy, grace, forgiveness and compassion (with+suffering).
It educates us to the meaning of social justice, legal issues, politics, lobbying, etcetera.
It opens up new opportunities for growth as many sex offenders seek alternate means of means.
It allows some sex offenders to experience a spiritual peace as they discover the joy of being poor and free rather than a rich slave to someone else. I used to put in 60 hour work weeks, quadrupled my employers profit and had no free time. Now I have significantly less money but a ton of free time and great friends. We live the dream – if we choose to see it that way. Money is nice but overrated. Face it, on your deathbed, you’re not going to wish you spent more time working. Run with it. The haters, on their deathbeds, they’ll lie there wishing they hated more, and THAT, makes all the difference. The road less traveled is now open to us. Hate and love diverge in a yellow wood . . .