Monday, February 05, 2007

Government Thoughts

What are Government Thoughts?

It's the thought process that allows you to take facts, and come to conclusions that are contra-indicated by those facts.

My first example was to wonder whether a government official would give a condom to a child molester, since he's going to do it anyway.

By the above, I mean to compare this behavior with high school children (and younger) having sex.

Do they not condone the condom distribution to minors on the excuse of "They are going to have sex, anyway. We just want them to be less likely to get pregnant or receive or transmit an STD."

So, would not the same apply to a child molester when you let him out of prison? After all, the recidivism rate is like 90%, so we know they're going to try to have sex with a child. Why not just give them condoms?

I'll tell you why not. We need to protect the children from the assault itself, and all efforts should be committed to that end. Without the assault, the condom is not needed. To use this same logic with high school or younger students, to prevent them from getting pregnant or transmitting an STD, then the best way would be to put all of our efforts toward abstinence. This is the ONLY 100% effective method. No other method can make this statement. Any other advocacy allows a small percentage of our children to become pregnant or get an STD.

Personally, I think our efforts should be toward what is most effective, not most practical.

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Blogger Lee said...

You can talk until you're purple in the face, not blue...and it is almost guaranteed your teenager will have sex prior to marriage. Wouldn't you rather educate them on safe sex, whether it be condom for the male or the pill for the female?

I think all efforts should be put towards both the effective and the practical.

Some proudly wave the banner that their kids are going to remain chaste until after they walk down the aisle and some wear bracelets to proudly display to the world their chastity. This somehow to me is a little vulgar and sanctimonious.

I wasn't a virgin when I married, and I'm sure you weren't either. It's funny as one gets older one forgets the follies of one's youth!

It doesn't mean I was promiscuous, as I wasn't but ask yourself about your own children. Have you educated them on what is the most effective and the most practical?

I kinda believe in the 'try before you buy' philosophy, as I'm sure you and any thinking person does!

Monday, February 5, 2007 at 4:33:00 PM CST  
Blogger Don said...

I am speaking only about government-funded efforts, not personal preferences, etc.

If the government is going to advocate a position, it should be the position that promises the least harm.

Condoms is not it.

Monday, February 5, 2007 at 4:35:00 PM CST  
Blogger Lee said...

Some people need government support. Not everyone is like you. Some folk need help from the government, from others. Perhaps, although you think the government misguided, they are trying to do the best that they can for those who know no better.

Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 12:06:00 AM CST  

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