I Think I Missed That Part of the Constitution
I didn't know politicians were forbidden from expressing disapproval of anything. For that matter, I didn't know that the standards of the past forty years were part of a two-century-old Constitution.
“How many people really think it’s in the best interest of young people to be sexually active outside of marriage? Does anything positive ever come from that?”
- Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma
I’m almost out of my twenties, and it still shocks me to hear someone (or even to even hear of someone) uttering something so profoundly antithetical to what I consider basic human values…and more to the point (since the speaker is a politician), basic american values.
Heh, I was about to write “isn’t Oklahoma close to Vegas?” but then I bothered to look at a map. Ouch. Kind of hard to get back up on the soap box after a trainwreck like that. You’re on your own, folks.
Yes, the government shouldn't enforce purely personal decisions, such as the decision to eat trans-fats or the decision to have breast implants, but I somehow doubt if those were included among “basic american values.”