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no foul no harm

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 30, 2010

 A British gay-rights activist is pushing to lower the age of consent for sexual activity to 14. Peter Tatchell argues that the move would reduce the rate of criminal molestation of children.

You understand the reasoning, no doubt. If you raise the speed limit on the local highways to 100 mph, you’ll see a dramatic reduction in the number of people cited for speeding. Raise it again to 120 mph, and that number will drop again. The number of highway fatalities may rise, but that’s not your concern. Your job is to make the number of reported offenses go down, and if you succeed-- maybe you can even arrange a John Jay study to measure the statistical decline?-- you're a success. 

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  • Posted by: New Sister - Sep. 01, 2010 3:26 PM ET USA

    If UK does this, the MSM would have to retract 89% of its "pedophelia" accusations against the Church.

  • Posted by: Miss Cathy - Aug. 31, 2010 11:16 PM ET USA

    Hey, if it doesn't pick Glenn Beck's pocket or break his legs, why not?

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Aug. 31, 2010 3:53 PM ET USA

    Peter Tatchell may want to check with Canada where they just succeeded in raising the age of consent from 14 to 16 to reduce Canada's image as a sex trafficking mecca for the exploitation of children. What do you think his views are on spanking? On second thought, never mind.

  • Posted by: Salome - Aug. 31, 2010 8:04 AM ET USA

    It would also greatly reduce his reasons for wanting the Pope arrested, or whatever else it is he's calling for.

  • Posted by: patriot6908 - Aug. 31, 2010 7:29 AM ET USA

    The vultures are flying, the vultures are flying!

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