Extremists on the left truly believe that if violent criminals are exiled from society and allowed to live in the wild, that is enough to stop them from hurting more people.
There is a novel by Starhawk called The Fifth Sacred Thing. It describes a future in which all of the USA is under control of christian dominionists, except San Francisco. The SF of the novel is a hippie paradise, and a conservative hell. Reading this book is required in some wiccan circles.
Sounds like a good world to live in, the non SF part of the world I mean.
Do these poor deluded wiccans really believe this shit? I know a women who believed that stuff,suffice it to say she was a nut.