Received the following email (below the dashes) after posting the true story from the Nebraska courtroom (previous post). It makes perfect sense and it is the attitude that should be adopted by each and every offender once the sentence has been completed.
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Ever hear of anyone using the argument once incarceration is over all rights are restored? They are illegally labeling people as sex offenders when they are not. Once the sentence is complete they are supposed to be back to the same status as everyone else. INCLUDING right to privacy! Under the bill of attainder [they] can not make laws rules or requirements for a singled-out group of people.The law of this nation is that when the debt is paid it no longer exists. The person is no longer considered a sex offender. I think the fact that we go along with it and sign papers stating we agree we are sex offenders is what allows them to do this. If people who have completed their sentences agree not to agree that they are sex offenders, how can they argue that they are unless they admit it? Every time a law changes and the so called SO signs it they agree to be under it. They acknowledge it applies to them.