Many parents, including myself, are horrified by crimes against children happening in today’s world. I dream of a world where we can go back to the days where we don’t have to worry about our children when they visit one of their friend’s homes or ride their bike in the neighborhood. I for one, think there must be harsher consequences against those that commit crude and repulsive sexual acts against a child. However, how harsh should they be? It appears to me that these crimes are on the rise, especially with human trafficking. Does a prison sentence rehabilitate those that are sentenced for these crimes? I don’t thinks so. Should the death sentence be mandated? Should our taxes increase to pay for psychiatric treatment of those committing these crimes? If we don’t protect our children’s well being and state of mind as they grow up, our community will be continue to be paralyzed by fear. In the end, these victims may or may not inflict harm against others in our community if they don’t get rehabilitated. Therefore, a domino effect may begin to unfold. I would love to hear your thoughts to help determine what kind of solutions we could make to get our government to mandate stricter or revised policies against these crimes.