Look. I understand paperwork is rilly rilly important. The IRS rathermuch frowns on your not getting your crap in on time. But they don't send you to jail for 23 years for being even several months late. Crazy bureaucrats in Ohio, however, would like to jail homeschooling parents for their mistakes and even count their children as being "truant" for not being up-to-date on registry.
What do they do to tenured teachers who forget to submit paperwork or keep good records? Do they send them to jail for 23 years? Do they lose their jobs or even lose any pay?
Drug dealers. Say you have a whole buttload of drugs n' stuff in Ohio. Maximum penalty is 10 years and $20,000. There's a whole movement out there whining that drug penalties are way too strict because people are addicted and bla bla bla.
But yeah, throw the book at the mom who forgot or was plain ignorant, why don't you?
Ok, the people in Flint. Is anyone in prison for poisoning a whole community?
I'm not even saying there shouldn't be a penalty and all that. I'm just saying that when someone tells you that the system is out to get homeschoolers, mayyybe that's not just paranoia talking sometimes.