6 Responses to The Irony is Strong With This One.

  1. Verrain says:

    I really dislike my state government.

  2. Adam Benton says:

    During my “personal social development” classes I was taught how various ways to do drugs are bad (i.e., sharing needles). They reinforced the negative side effects of drugs, never advocated it or taught us “how to shoot” up but that did not stop them conveying enough information to me that I can live a little safer if I decided to do such drugs.

    • That’s an excellent point, and something I had originally included in my post before thinking I was starting to ramble. Campfield’s attempts to link sex education with teaching kids proper drug use trivializes and misrepresents what *is* taught in some schools about safe drug use; specifically, the dangers of sharing needles, mixing drugs and drug types, etc. There are also clean needle programs in some cities and other countries that have demonstrated measurable reduction in the spread of disease among intravenous drug users. This doesn’t address or excuse drug addiction, but it is a benefit to public health and disease prevention nonetheless.

      It’s no secret that many social conservatives is that real, safe, effective means of addressing modern problems directly conflicts with their morality. The problem with this mindset is that they almost always choose what is ideologically “right” versus what realistically works.

      • Adam Benton says:

        A zero tolerance policy might be morally appealing, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. The number of conversation on sex ed I’ve had where the ConChristian ended the discussion going “well condoms are only 99% effective. Abstinence is 100% if everyone stuck to it.”

        • I agree. We can also agree that they’re technically not wrong either; abstinence is the only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy, and the most effective way to prevent STD infection if everyone stuck to it … and that’s obviously where the chasm is between reality and ideology. They can’t seem to wrap their heads around the fact that kids will engage in sexual activity no matter how many precautions we take, including their own precious snowflakes (Bristol Palin, I’m looking at you.) They have yet to come to terms with the fact that all we can do is minimize their exposure.

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