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December 28th, 2000 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This is why I am not a Republican: A new law, contained in an amendment to the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 has set aside $50 million a year in Federal money to teach abstinence to kids. In order for sex education programs to qualify, they cannot offer any information about contraception or condoms. So, not only is the Federal government encouraging kids that they shouldn’t have sex until they marry, they also want to make sure that when you marry and do have sex, you’ll get pregnant. The same people who are making these laws also want to make sure you can’t get an abortion.

Why are Republicans so damn uptight about sex? What consenting adult people do with each other in the privacy of their own homes is no one’s business, period. Sexuality is not an evil thing. Trying to legislate a certain type of sexuality, in this case, married heterosexuality, is like trying to legislate religion. What’s the moral quandry here? If two people want to have sex in a safe and responsible way, what’s the impact on society? In a nation which claims to be a bastion of personal liberty, why do our freedoms cease when we want to get intimate?

There is no good that comes from tobacco. Period. None. No benefit at all, other than economic gain for the people who sell tobacco. Morally, it is clearly wrong to sell a product which hurts people. Morally, it is questionable to consume a product that is almost certainly self-destructive. However, it’s considered sufficient that people can engage in selling and consuming tobacco products for pleasure alone, as long as the rights of others are not infringed. Republicans are big supporters of tobacco industries. Perhaps if there was a company that somehow earned money every time people had sex and had a large amount of money to lobby with, perhaps Republicans wouldn’t be as open-minded about sexuality as they are about other types of personal freedoms.

These next 4 years are going to be very, very bleak.

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