Thursday, April 08, 2010

This is what you get when you elect district attorneys

I know I should quit posting today, but people just keep on being stupid:
District Attorney Suggests That It May Be a Crime for Teachers to Follow the New State Law Mandating Certain Forms of Sex Education

The letter, from Juneau (Wisconsin) County District Attorney Scott Southworth, is here. The D.A. is complaining about the new state statute on sex education; some of his objections:

[T]he new law ... [p]romotes the sexual assault of children — §118.019(2)6 requires schools to provide instruction on how to utilize contraception. However, it is a crime to engage in sexual intercourse with any child under the age of 18.... Forcing our schools to instruct children on how to utilize contraceptives encourages our children to engage in sexual behavior, whether as a victim or an offender. It is akin to teaching children about alcohol use, then instructing them on how to make mixed alcoholic drinks. While it is true that some children will wrongly choose to engage in sexual behavior before entering adulthood, our school districts should never promote illegal activity.
More from Mr. Southworth, and Prof. Volokh, at the link. I'm just so pleased this particular moron hails from so far north of the Mason-Dixon Line.

-- And why does he think that mixed drinks are comparable to condoms? Cocktails make it easier to get drunk.

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