Wednesday, April 23, 2003

What They Really Want
Andrew picks up this tidbit from the full transcript of Senator Santorum's AP interview.
The idea is that the state doesn't have rights to limit individuals' wants and passions. I disagree with that. I think we absolutely have rights because there are consequences to letting people live out whatever wants or passions they desire.
I read it the way Andrew does as the "we" being the government. So, according to Santorum, the government has the right to limit my wants or passions. Maybe today they will limit our passion for sodomy, tomorrow maybe it will be oral sex (as it is not pro-creative), then pretty soon cuddling and kissing will be out. We will be reduced to a mechanized pro-creative act devoid of any pleasure. Heck, maybe we can go back to arranged marriages, too.
I really wonder how much of this is driven by jealousy- by those who have spent their lives in the missionary position one Saturday evening per month.


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