No more parental control!
No more voluntatism!
No more out-of-wedlock birth!
Do these follow? No. The opposite follows. But that does not stop this guy, who writes for the Huffington Post, the journal that puts the jerk into knee-jerk liberal.
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says one in five births to U.S. teens ages 15-19 is not a first child. The data comes from 365,000 teens who gave birth in 2010 and shows that 67,000 of those were the teen mom’s second child. It’s time we revisit sexual education in America’s schools and make it a part of the curriculum in every middle school and high school.
The delusional thinking is that providing comprehensive sex education in schools is an endorsement of sexual activity. So instead, in the richest country in the world, we are forced to learn about sex on the streets. Here’s objective reality: Whether you like it or not, teenagers are going to have sex. They always have and always will.
According to America’s Center for Disease Control, 47.4 percent of high school students have had sex. And these are only the kids who admit it. . . .
Only 22 states require their public schools to teach sex education, which is an embarrassment for a country that claims to be progressive. . . .
I remember sneaking into a drug store when I was in high school to buy condoms. It was a painful experience because like most Americans, I was programmed in church to be ashamed of my sexual desires. Critical thinking says it’s time to pass legislation that mandates comprehensive sex education in all of our public schools. . . .
Our culture of sexual repression makes America appear naive and immature in relation to many parts of the world. The delusional thinking around sex in America is derived primarily from puritanical dogma that bullies us into believing sex is a sin. . . .
I’m not encouraging teenagers to go out and have sex, but critical thinking says as sure as the sun will rise in the east, teenagers are going to have sex. So rather than fight the inevitable, why not do everything we can to make sure they are having safe sex?
I have a better idea: homeschooling.