May 16 2012 ∞
“ Gov. Haslam is claiming that the law doesn’t really change Tennessee’s sex ed curriculum, but, if that’s so, why would he sign the law? I mean, really. If a law doesn’t do anything, then it’s not necessary, and the governor should veto it. I mean, it’s not unheard of for a governor to say something like, “I understand the sentiment behind this bill, but it needs some work, so I’m sending it back to the legislature.” Or he could outright say, “This bill doesn’t do anything, so I’m vetoing it.” So, why wouldn’t he? Honestly, I’m starting to wonder if this isn’t an elaborate plot to keep kids as ignorant about sex as possible, so that young men won’t know what they’re doing, and hence won’t be any good. So when older gentlemen — say, state-legislator-aged men — manage to seduce young women, those women wouldn’t know that sex can be any better than what those old dudes are capable of.
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