Tuesday, May 30, 2006

What's next?

All right, so the concept of a government by the people, of the people, for the people means that if the people dislike a set of laws, or the way the government is going, they can rise up and challenge it, right? We've had third parties in America before, the Progressive Party, the Communist Party, the Bull Moose Party, the Libertarian Party, and I understand there's even a Prohibition Party still lurking about. The last one wants to re-abolish liquor in the U. S. apparently.

So from that perspective, it's hard to criticize this, the Charity, Freedom and Diversity Party, a party in the Netherlands whose goal is to lower the age of consent from 16 to 12, and then abolish it altogether. In other words, this is essentially a Pedophile Party. The party line is that by making sex taboo to children, it just makes them curious. However, I view it more as "We get in trouble if we do what we want to do because it's against the law, so we want to try to change the law."

Again, from one angle, that makes sense. That's pretty much the essence of what lobbyists do. However, the crux of the argument, that it should be okay to engage in sexual intercourse with children under sixteen, is one that I can't accept. It makes me ill to even think of it. I hope they fail.

1 comment:

Bellejar said...

From a practical point of view, maybe this will enable the police to catch more pedophiles.