A few generations ago, children who misbehaved were sent outside and told to pick a stick. He knew the stick he picked would be used to whip his bottom, and it was going to hurt. Those moments were filled with hope and suspense... would a flexible stick cause less pain than an unbendable stick? In reality, the outcome going to be the same. But at least the child had freedom to choose which weapon would cause his pain and suffering. Oh yeah... don't forget to vote!