Imagine if you will, a world where all sexual activity is outlawed. Procreation takes place only in a test tube. Human interaction is severely limited. Bodily fluids are never exchanged.
Senator Craig, after admitting he was guilty, now claims he was the victim of entrapment. But what was he entrapped by? A man propositions a woman every day. A woman propositions a man every day. The media is full of salespeople propositioning buyers. When did a proposition become a crime?
Sex is not illegal between consenting adults. So what exactly is Senator Craig guilty of? Not only was no crime committed (if you properly define a crime as violence against someone,) but there would be no victim even if the nature of the event is true.
I feel like I must be in the Twilight Zone, not a society of rational or virtuous beings. Who are these aliens with strange ideas that surround me?
Many Liberals perhaps hold a secret joy that one from "the other side" is going down, but they miss the obvious. For all of the easy charges that Republicans are hypocrites and cold-hearted and partisan, they are actually holding one of their own to the standards they set. There is no "it's okay because he is one of us" excuses. Conservatives are afraid of sex, and even more afraid of gay sex. Their moral wrath is applied equally, not politically. I think that is a good thing, but perhaps a little too self-righteous. We are all sinners, but we sin differently.
While both the crime and the reaction are overblown, within the context of all the paranoia that has gripped this nation, maybe it will show some just how far Big Brother has progressed.
The law, as is common, embodies doublethingk. Imagine, we live in a country where you can be arrested for using a public bathroom. This isn't a political issue at all, it is much bigger than that. And it is not a civil rights, gay rights or human rights issue. Only morons would proposition others for sex in a public bathroom. The fact that the law exists, and that a lawmaker and law enforcers were involved in this event, shows that the morons have taken over the country.
The land of the free? USA stands for a United State of Absurdia.