Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 11:04 AM
True to form, liberal politicians reacted by blaming conservatives for preaching about abstinence, which they claim discourages the protective use of condoms. Whereas, conservative politicians reacted by blaming liberals for preaching about condoms, which they claim only encourages teenagers to have unprotected sex.
But I have news for these politicians: The government is responsible for protecting us from criminals like robbers, muggers, murderers, and terrorists; not for protecting our kids from STDs like human papillomavirus (HPV), chlamydia, trichomoniasis, herpes, and HIV/AIDS.
Besides, that so many of them are infected makes it patently obvious that congenitally irresponsible teenagers couldn’t care any less about the risks of having unprotected sex. After all, conservatives and liberals have been preaching about abstinence and condom use, respectively, for decades.
Nevertheless, I say to both sides, keep on preaching. But please limit your preaching to your own kids.