Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Law You Can Get Behind

This afternoon I came up with a really good idea for a new law to make the world a much better place.

Here's the deal, hitting someone gets you a mandatory ten years in prison with no chance of parole…but here's the awesome part… Every year you get one 'free' punch, meaning you can punch someone in the face as hard as you can without worrying about assault charges.

Why would this be awesome?

  1. Everyone would be much nicer to each other if they knew they could be legally punched in the face.
  2. The ten year sentence for going over your one free punch would cut down on random violence.
  3. The person you punched in the face would, by the rarity of free punches, know they deserved it and possibly modify their behavior.

The other great this is that it works like a concealed weapons law. No-one knows if you've used that year's free punch yet, so chances are, people are going to treat you with respect instead of being an asshole to you.

Plus, all those asshole bankers who took bailout money and spent it on massive bonuses for themselves would have woken up with a queue of very pissed off people outside their door and would have legally got leathered.

Hell, when George Dubya was in office, there'd have been a line outside the Whitehouse that reached to Tennessee.

1 comment:

Sunny said...

The girls here at the hospital said to say they're with you all the way on this law!!!!!