Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Can't Legislate Morality My Ass...

Just for the record. I’m with most of you in opposing the bill that Joe Patton is pushing concerning what is and isn’t allowed in strip clubs. Personally, I think they have a few, more pressing concerns to worry about. And I agree with most of you when you say that if you don’t like what goes on in those places, then don’t go. But when you start chanting the tried and worn out, “we can’t legislate morality” slogan, that’s when you and I part ways.

Of course we can legislate morality. Just about every law in the book is based on morality. Murder is against the law because it’s morally wrong to kill another human being. Holding up the local bank, gas station, or liquor store is against is against the law because it’s morally wrong to steal. Rape is against the law because it’s obviously morally wrong. Polygamy (the practice of having multiple spouses at the same time) is against the law purely because of morality beliefs.

Laws concerning such things as child abuse, kidnapping, assault and battery, domestic battery, arson, prostitution, child pornography, drinking and driving, illegal drug use, the sale of illegal drugs, Sunday liquor sales, and yes, even late-term abortions are all morally based.

So yeah, I think it’s a big waste of time and money for the government to tell how strippers how they can behave in a strip club. But don’t fall for the lie that we can’t legislate morals. We do it all the time…

Kevin McGinty


  1. Sorry I've been gone so long. I didn't realize it had been a month. I think I went into a little depression. I got my neck sprained in a karate match in Lenexa in February. Then I re-injured it at a match in mid-March. The pain was intense! It takes so long to heal in your forties. Still a little painful, but getting better. Thanks for checking on me.

    Are you serious? Somebody actually used the "can't legislate morality" thing? I wish I could remember which interviewer asked Alan Keyes that question back in the nineties. Old Keyes lost his temper a little bit. He said basically the same thing you just said, then he said to the interviewer, ". . . and I wish you people would quit asking me that STUPID question!" I love that guy.

  2. No need to be sorry, Fred. I was just starting to get a little worried. And there's no need to remind about how long it takes to heal once you reach your forties. I turned 51 last year. I know all about it. Just get better.

    And yes, quite a few people have been using that exact phrase on cjonline the last few days. I hadn't heard about the Alan Keyes interview. Glad you shared it...