Rick Santorum believes that states should have the right to ban contraception, even in a marriage...

Government shouldn’t control sex lives By Barrie Johnson


Rick Santorum believes that states should have the right to ban contraception, even in a marriage. In a recent interview, he said “It’s not right. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be”?

I can think of no way to interpret that statement in any way that makes sense. He would be against abortion, so women would be pumping out kids like rabbits. Is it a throwback to the old patriarchal beliefs of keep them in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant? Haven’t we some concerns about overpopulation? He is completely unaware of the tragic results to the country were his beliefs to become policy.

The only answer would be that President Santorum would start many wars and would need a lot of cannon fodder. Our sex lives are most private and personal, to be shared only with our closest intimates. That they are close to ending our abortion rights is bad enough, now they are trying to stop birth control.

We even hear some of the more imbecilic wing nuts screaming abstinence. From whence this incredible hatred of the human race? We should ask ourselves if we really want to turn control of our sex lives over to government. I would not vote Republican because of those repressive beliefs on human sexuality, plus the fact that they have no conception of how a nation’s economy works. The working class must have good paying jobs. They will pay taxes and purchase consumer goods. Without jobs, there will be no consumer demand, without consumer demand there will be no jobs. It’s a vicious circle.

The rich will not invest if there is no chance of profit because of no demand, no matter how huge the tax breaks you give them. They are sitting on $2.6 trillion they will not invest because the anemic demand is more than met by the cheap shoddy goods imported from China. That is the simple reality, regardless of how many times John Boehner and Rush Limbaugh tell you otherwise.

Obama is trying to pass a jobs bill that would rebuild our decaying infrastructure, creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and be paid for by a surtax on the rich. The Republicans say they vote against the bill because of that tax increase. Boehner, Cantor and O’Connell have clearly stated that their only goal is ensuring that Obama does not win a second term. The best way to do that is by keeping unemployment high. That is the real reason they voted against the jobs bill. They know that in order to stop Obama, they first have to stop you.

I would hope that you understand that your personal economy is more important than who is president.

Barrie Johnson, Exeland



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