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Lindsay Lohan appeared in court today for what seems like the thousandth time this year.
She was sentenced to 120 days in jail until her lawyer made an appeal and posted a $75,000 bond for her to be temporarily freed.
Her brushes with the law have been very publicized and all of these offenses make me wonder something. How many times does she have to drive drunk, violate her probation and steal expensive necklaces before she actually has to face up to her crimes? I probably sound like an extremely cynical person, but it seems to me that her money gets her out of a lot of jams. I know the justice system is not perfect, and we have many brilliant and hard-working people striving to make sure it remains fair and balanced, but what does this entire mess say to a generation of young people?
It reminds me of my three-year-old when she hits her sister and thinks she can avoid a timeout. What happens when my little daughter avoids punishment?
It somehow teaches her she can do whatever she wants.
Punishment is a necessary and healthy part of life. Without it, we’d all be a wreck.