“A 37-year-old sexualizing a 17-year-old? That’s GROSS!” But the average age of consent across all 50 states is 16-1/2. As a matter of law, the average American believes it’s perfectly okay for 17YOs to have sex with whomever they want. Why criticize the 37YO for *wanting* what you won’t outlaw him *doing*?
We human beings are simply not angels, as some would like to believe. And the more power we aggregate to a government run by human beings — the more we put government in control of our lives by making us more and more reliant upon it, even for basic necessities — the more we find ourselves in danger of seeing a very human devil take control of all that power.
Some people complain about the Electoral College, “My state has been overwhelmingly [political party] for YEARZ, so my vote doesn’t count!” But how true is that assertion? I did some research and, playing the averages, it takes about 25 years for a state to cycle from one political party to the other.