Concealing and abstaining from common sense
I posted links to two stories this morning, one about Bristol Palin's response to Keith Olbermann's charge that she's the 'worst person in the world' due to her involvement in abstinence education and another from Isthmus on a gun rights advocate.
I suspect that there isn't a lot of overlap between supporters of abstinence education and supporters of stricter gun control. But maybe there should be. Both stances require the believer to ignore common sense and basic human behavior. You have to believe that if you just educate teens they won't have sex and that if you just pass stricter laws, criminals won't get guns. Good luck with that.
Most people agree that we should work to reduce both crime and teenage pregnancies. However, I think what lots of people actually want to do is to get rid of big scary guns and stop premarital fornication. Hence the reason why their preferred policies have very little to do with the actual reality of crime and teenage pregnancy. They're all about legislating morality and lifestyle. They're two sides of the same coin. They're yet another reminder that there will never be a shortage of people willing to tell the rest of us how to live.
Posted by kris at December 5, 2010 09:35 AM
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