Everything America does, it sucks. You know? Right? Multi-culturalism, psychiatry, education. Public trials, private executions. When you have sex, that’s all wrong.
The Sexual Revolution Depends on Big Government
By David French | National Review
Maggie Gallagher’s and William Duncan’s posts are important reminders about the extent to which the sexual revolution is sustained and empowered by government.
Meeting people and dating them. And having sex. Bureaucracy at its very worst.
While it’s fairly obvious that legalized abortion, no-fault divorce, and — to a lesser extent — the new contraception mandate, create the legal structures necessary to launch a more libertine, self-indulgent lifestyle, less obvious is the extent to which government moves to mitigate the rather dramatic negative cultural and economic effects of that same self-indulgence.
Well, it’s not tanking the stock market. But you participate in it, and you enjoy it, and boy how that stinks. You meet Miss Roundheel on Wednesday and boink yourselves into a marriage by the weekend. Please to stop doing that. Why? Because you go all abortion and divorce. And because of personal reasons only known to you. Who thinks this is freedom? You and the Kenyan. Weep for the job creators.
Incidentally: If you’re a woman who miscarries a pregnancy, you have to go to the hospital and undergo a bunch of obstetric exams to figure out whether it was a crime. This is a would-be blessing of David’s small government. You get to join his war on sex freedom.
If citizens were forced to bear more of the weight of their sexual decisions, would those decisions be different? History suggests the answer is a rather decisive “yes.”
And you click the link for the rhetorical knock-out punch, but it’s a statistical piece from 2006 on the children of unwed parents. Apparently, the mere idea of Kate Hudson is meant to clout the pro-sex argument out of the bargain. WRONG. Oprah Winfrey, on the other hand, was also born. Touche’.
We social conservatives hold the line on same-sex marriage not because we think it is more destructive than abortion and no-fault divorce (obviously it is not) but because all of these trends are rooted in the same destructive ideological and spiritual impulses that lead us to discard natural law, privilege adult wants over all other values, and erase even our most long-held liberties in the name of sexual desire.
You want to have sex with somebody but not make babies. This is the desire that holds America in its alien claws. The place isn’t fit for us, in any form, obviously.