Wingnuts Say The Darndest Things: Rape Kits, Sex-Ed, and Muslims Coming Here With Three Wives

Texas Republicans, with their usual strong support for owning guns and opposition to women owning their own bodies, recently tried to push through a bill to restrict abortion rights. When Democrats pushed for an exception in case of rape or incest, Republican Representative Jody Laubenberg made this claim for why it is not necessary: “In the emergency room they have what’s called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out.”

Rep. Louie Gohmert gave this reason for opposing sex education:

Let the kids be innocent.  Let them dream. Let them play. Let them enjoy their life. You don’t have to force this sexuality stuff into their life at such a point. It was never intended to be that way. They’ll find out soon enough.  And, in fact, … mankind has existed for a pretty long time without anyone ever having to give a sex-ed lesson to anybody.  And now we feel like, oh gosh, people are too stupid to unless we force them to sit and listen to instructions.  It’s just incredible.

And there is a natural law that parents should be involved in education, they should know about, they should be part of the training – that’s a law of nature; Alan Keyes was just talking about it this weekend when we were together. That is such an important part of nature and yet that is the very thing that some of these liberals want to take away.

And it reminds me so much of the summer that I was an exchange student in the Soviet Union back in the Seventies and I was shocked when they were saying ‘no, the children don’t belong to parents, they belong to the state.’ And if any parent said anything in front of their children negative about the wonderful Soviet Union, then we will take their children away and give them to somebody more deserving.  And I just thought how horribly shocking that was, that of course parents were the ones who love the children, not the state. And I thought thank God that we don’t have that in our country.

And now I’ve seen this coming with a lady from MSNBC saying “hey, children belong to the state” … and it just sent chills because it took me back to the Seventies when that’s what the Soviet Union used to say and we know how well that worked out.

Ignoring the idiocy about the Soviet Union, is Gohmert aware of all the misconceptions floating around about contraception and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases? Mankind dealt with lack of education for a long time. It was bad enough when this led to syphilis. Now we have to contend with HIV.

Rand Paul is with him. Shorter Rand Paul (my interpretation of his views, not a quote): My daddy taught me to hate minorities and I will always find an excuse to keep them out of the country.
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    JustLiberty says:

    Did I miss the part where you refuted Gohmert? Does the government have the moral right to override parent’s opinions and coerce its view of reality on people? The tagline for your site is “defending liberty and enlightened thought.” Would you agree with Jefferson’s definition of liberty? He defined it as “Unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.” Combining this def. with the idea of natural rights (God-given right to life, property, civil rights), liberty is a very desirable thing from my point of view, but apparently not from the point of view of most leftists. I’m looking for  principled liberals; haven’t seen many of those lately.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    You apparently missed the part about the vast amount of misinformation about sex which is spread, including ignorance about potentially deadly disease.

    You have a bizarre view of moral rights and coercing reality when you oppose providing individuals education which can save their lives on this basis. If that isn’t enough for you, education about contraception also reduces the need for abortion.

    You are expressing an authoritarian mind set which totally fails to understand liberty. This includes the fundamental right of each individual to control their own body. On the other hand, you do not have the right to impose your religious views upon others.

    Apparently principles of individual liberty and separation of church and state, principles which this nation was founded upon, mean nothing to you.

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