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UnholyThirst's avatar

Should certain people be put on leashes?

Asked by UnholyThirst (1428 points ) August 18th, 2014

There are those that are crazed but, not yet caged and there are those that simply stray.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

How are we going to know we have the sweetest apple if we don’t occasionally sample another?

majorrich's avatar

As a child in the 60’s my sainted mother leashed all three of us 4–5 and 8 and herded us through airports from Ohio to Japan. There probably wasn’t any other way for her to do it alone with three.. uh.. spirited youths like us.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Who is authorized to hold the leash? Who decides who deserves to be leashed?

Your question opens up dozens of questions about power and legitimacy.

Remember that when you leash someone, you are just as much a prisoner/leashee as they are. The leash has two ends.

UnholyThirst's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe When the apple falls on your head, you have no choice but to be dumbfounded and accept what just happened.

elbanditoroso's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe – that attitude going to get you into a lot of trouble…

UnholyThirst's avatar

@elbanditoroso Adiron could learn a lot from you…

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I know. I had my helmet on already.

dxs's avatar

Those who want to be leashed.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Hmmm. I like where this could be going….

jca's avatar

Being on a leash. Isn’t that called a fetish? Lol.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Are we speaking of those who are functionally {redacted], er….mentally challenged? Seeing we have to be so PC these days

SadieMartinPaul's avatar

Yes. Aggressively insane people shouldn’t be set loose in public without supervision. A stable, civil person is always at a disadvantage when attacked by someone crazy. Such behavior isn’t normal and can’t be anticipated. The recipient is busy going about his/her peaceful, sane business, and the incident comes out of the blue.

livelaughlove21's avatar

Only with their consent. ;)

stanleybmanly's avatar

There are visible leashes, and then there are the others. Most of us know the limits of both, and all of us wear the invisible ones. those who strain against the non visible leashes ultimately wind up in chains.

flutherother's avatar

It would have been a good idea in this case

Pachy's avatar

Well, it would certainly give some people a new leash on life.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Hey! I was kidding. :(

UnholyThirst's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I wasn’t. You’re marked…

WickedVamp's avatar

I’ve known some that are crazed but not yet caged and for them I prefer duct tape…

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Oh yes! ^ ^ ^ I always have at least one rol of Duck tape on had.

snowberry's avatar

Seriously, yes. In reality, the law usually says “no”, especially if the person in question has a “protected status” such as having an IEP in schools.

We homeschooled for 10 years, but our son went to public high school. There was a boy there with Tourettes, and the local bullies made “friends” with him and started telling him how Andy hated him, wanted to fight him, wanted to hurt him, it went on and on. Finally they cornered Andy in the parking lot with this kid. They formed a big ring around the two and instigated the fight by handing the kid a baseball bat. Andy was locked inside his friend’s car at the time, but since he didn’t want his friend’s car to be ruined, he got out and fought with the kid. (Bad choice, I know, but I’m not sure what a “good choice” would have been at that point.) Anyway, Andy beat the tar out of him, and got himself in big trouble.

The school suspended my kid for 2 days, and the Tourettes kid for a week.

I walked into the principal’s office and demanded to know why this special needs kid didn’t at least have someone attached to him to help him with social situations and make sure he wasn’t taken advantage of. The principal told me his hands were tied, that it was against the law. I was furious, and I felt so bad for the kid, his parents, the principal, and my son.

This is a perfect example of how the was law being served, but justice was totally missing from a situation.

wildpotato's avatar

Wow, snowberry. Tourettes doesn’t make us mentally impaired or “special needs” in any way, you know. Or rather, obviously you don’t. Do some damn research. It’s a movement disorder, sometimes coupled with ADHD and OCD. Yes it makes us look like spazzes, but that does not indicate mental or social deficiencies. Now, this kid might have had some additional disorder that affected his judgment, but Tourettes alone does not do this. Have someone attached to me and my brother while we were in high school because we have Tourettes? Crazy, ignorant, offensive suggestion.

Mastema's avatar

Some should be kept in chains and shackles, some should be kept locked away. The ones on the leash are for pleasure.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

XD Tell me, Mastema, where do I fit? Or should I ask, for what should I be fitted?

Mastema's avatar

I have something in mind, Jones.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

I know who you are.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

What do you have in mind? An iron maiden? They don’t have any my size. :- P

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