Government compassion is a big selling point for the Leftfolk. The Right, not so much. The snake-oil salesmen pushing this pitch of course, want something. Who are you going to believe, your favorite politician or your lying eyes?
An 81-year-old woman refused apparently, to stop feeding wildlife (including bears) on her property. The report suggests that at her advanced age, the lady is not running on all cylinders, though she seems to be able to get by on her own. Anyway, what does your standard compassionate government naturally do in such cases?
Simple; you jail the woman without bond pending prosecution, what else? See, government compassion applies to those whom government deems deserving. Disagreement with government or having a mind of your own are not actions shown by the deserving, are they? Like some folk are awarded Obamacare extensions and other folk aren’t. That confuses those brought up on Christian compassion that went to those who needed it rather than to those who did as they were told. But that whole Christian thing is out of date and those sorts of folk aren’t in charge any more. Government doesn’t have to listen to churches telling it what to do now; we get to listen to government telling us what to do instead. Compassionately, naturally. You can be sure that the old lady’s jailers are treating her compassionately, right? Meantime, the public can sleep nights knowing that her ruthless feeding of wildlife has been terminated. Compassionately.
You can see why the Left, loves government!