Chapter 2

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People Who Should Die Department:

...which is not to say that there should never be a death penalty. If you come home and find someone there who doesn't belong there, you should kill him, and you should be paid a bounty for doing so.

Nothing is unsure in this situation. There is no trial, there are no lawyers, there are no stories, there is no ambiguity, there is no doubt. He is there, he is there to do something bad, and his number is up.


After all, in the countries where they cut people's hands off for stealing, do you see many people walking around with hands missing?

The more bad behavior that your culture tolerates, the more bad behavior it will get. And the level that it gets will always be more than the level that it wants to tolerate because there's always some margin between what we want to tolerate and what we can control.