Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Government in the Bedroom? Let's Try the Bathroom, Kitchen, Living Room ....

For many years, I have heard people who support abortion on demand justify their position by saying that they "don't want government in our bedrooms." Granted, few, if any, abortions take place in bedrooms, but that is beside the point. What they are saying is that since pregnancy occurs because of sexual intercourse, an attempt to regulate or prohibit abortions also is the regulation of sex.

Funny, it seems that many of the same people who make that argument also are making the argument that they want government...in the bedroom. Yes, we now read that many on the Left believe that because humanity is the "cause" of "climate change," we need to limit the number of people on the earth, and that means population controls. And, population controls mean, well, government in the bedroom.

However, our masters believe that although they are seeking entrance to our bedrooms, they should not limit their influence to just that place in our homes. Jeff Tucker has a great article on the government's toilet tyranny and the pathetic 1.6 gallon Johns. The article is well-worth the read. Here is an excerpt:

Indoor plumbing since the time of the ancient world has been a sign of prosperity and human well-being. Indoor toilets that flow into a sewer have been around since 1500 B.C., but every new settlement of people in a new area presents the problem anew. In rural America, indoor toilets weren't common until the 1930s. That today everyone assumes them to be part of life is a testament to the creative power of economic progress.

What we have in these regulations passed since the 1990s is therefore a step backwards from a central aspiration of mankind to dispose of human waste in the best possible way. We have here an instance of government having forced society into a lower stage of existence.
Of course, we cannot forget government in our kitchens, living rooms, dens, and the kids' toy boxes. So, the people who claim they don't want government in our bedrooms actually want government not only in our bedrooms, but all over the house, even supervising us when we are going to the bathroom!

1 comment:

Leonora said...

"Of course, we cannot forget government in our kitchens, living rooms, dens, and the kids' toy boxes. So, the people who claim they don't want government in our bedrooms actually want government not only in our bedrooms, but all over the house, even supervising us when we are going to the bathroom!"

Hah! That is EXACTLY what I've thought on so many occasions. To the "liberated" ilk, it's no surprise that they regard the bedroom as off limits to governmental interference (so they say; as you rightly point out, even there they aren't really consistent), but the rest of the house is fair game.