My news feed this morning started with a major scare that Time’s arrow actually was turning backwards. I read that the state of Virginia may make all oral and anal sex illegal. I took a while to compose myself and enjoy a fried egg sandwich before I read the details of this shocker.
First, it isn’t the state of Virginia that wants to make any form of sex that won’t lead to more babies (often unwanted) but it was only the Republican contender for governor of the state that was advocating the criminalization of oral and anal sex. Please note the irony: he also campaigns on the value of less government in our lives, less regulation, and more personal freedom to thrive on our downward slide on one of the greatest transfers of wealth the world has ever known.
Of course the re-criminalization of sodomy doesn’t have anything to do with the war on women or being anti-homosexual or supporting an expired law that was declared unconstitutional years ago. No, it is to protect the children of Virginia against the tactics of sexual predators who rely on sodomy to do their evil deeds. There is even a hint that since sexual predators inevitably drive to the shopping mall to cruise their victims, Ken Cuccinelli might be considering a ban on all motorized forms of transportation in the state, again, to make it safe for our children to flourish in an Idiocracy.
There’s a fun and ultimately sad compilation of the types of idiocy breaking out in the meager minds of conservatives and Republicans who are actually in a position to force other Americans to accept their stupid ideas … it’s at The Daily Beast and this is just a hint at what it exposes:
by Caitlin Dickson [The Daily Beast]
Virginia’s Republican nominee for governor wants to criminalize oral sex, while a Utah state senator wants to do away with compulsory education. Another week in bright ideas from our fearless leaders.
Virginia: A Vote for Ken Cuccinelli Is a Vote Against Oral Sex
If you vote Ken Cuccinelli for Virginia governor, he’ll keep your children safe from sexual predators by making all oral and anal sex—between everyone, even married couples—a felony that carries a sentence of a year in prison. The state’s attorney general and Republican nominee for governor recently announced a campaign pledge to reinstate a Crimes Against Nature law, which has already been deemed unconstitutional by federal courts. This week, the campaign launched a website, vachildpredators.com, that presents the law banning sodomy as the only “anti-child-predators law,” which it’s not, and says that it “is only applied to sodomy committed against minors, against non-consenting adults, or in public,” when that’s actually not the case. It’s not like Cuccinelli doesn’t realize that this law criminalizes the behavior of consenting adults as well as sexual predators; he’s the reason the provision including consensual oral and anal sex between grown people wasn’t removed to make the law constitutional in the first place. Cuccinelli’s explanation for opposing a version of the Crimes Against Nature law that focused on public sex, prostitution, and other nonconsensual acts? “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong,” he said in 2009. “And I think in a natural-law-based country, it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that … They don’t comport with natural law.”
Other bright ideas this article considers include:
Texas: By the Time You Realize You’re Pregnant It May Be Too Late for Legal Abortion
Tea Party: Immigration Is Like Breeding a Thoroughbred With a Donkey
Utah: Where Kids Only Go to School If They Want to
Missouri: Gun Safety Begins in First Grade
Get a more complete exposure to several examples of fringe thinking by reading the full article, Fringe Factor: Should Oral Sex Be a Crime?