Apparently in Iowa, these restrictions on where people can live has caused many registered offenders to go into hiding and/or move to neighboring towns (who then feel pressure to pass similar restrictions). The crux of my original discussion with Erin on this topic was that I feel that people need to be given a genuine chance to redeem themselves and become productive members of society, where as Erin was saying the crime was so heinous and that the recidivism rates for sex offenders are so high, that they don't deserve a second chance; they shouldn't have screwed up in the first place. Parallels to Jean Valjean in Hugo's Les Miserables come to mind . . .
The quotation in the subject is from George W. Bush . . .