OK there's a lot for me to respond here. First off to NewgroundsMike, that's a pretty pathetic response. In no way did it explain how I am wrong. If the best you can come up with is "Shut up already, we're not in the Middle Ages any more" Then id say your an idiot.
To Profanity Nice try with attempting to make me seem unreasonable and irrational with comments like "first you'll sterilize everyone who does a miner crime like jay walking, loitering, and speeding. Then he'll search the records and going back a thousand years find a man the committed a crime and killing everyone who is related to that man Wahahhaha!"
Look to your comment "Do we kill the children of adults who commit crimes?" Never once did I say anything about killing away one. This is about sterilization of criminals so they can't have any more children. If they already have children then there's nothing we can do about those unfortunate children. Now of course I don't mean miner crimes like jay walking. I'm referring to crimes like shop lifting, murder, rape, assault, kidnapping and so on. Now onto your comment "What if they are later proven innocent or not guilty?" If that's what your worried about then you should be apposed to the death penalty in states that have it. But even for the states that don't have it your comment is pointless because there are people who go to jail for 20 years and later found to be innocent. You can't give those people back those 20 year nor can you do anything about the people that have been sterilized. You can't end the entire penal system because there are some times mistakes all you can do is say sorry we screwed up and move on.
To Earfetish you have a good point with your comment "so what about if someone had a criminal record 40 years ago and has some adult children and is currently a successful businessman who hasn't been in trouble for 40 years?"
In this case this person would have already been punished for his/her crime. Once a person has been convicted and punished of a crime you can't years later bring them back and punish them some more just because there are new forms of punishment added to committing the crime. What I am proposing is that we do this to people who commit crimes from here on out.
To AxTekk I'm not sure what your referring to or what your point is.