June 30, 2003

Frist in Your Home

Bill Frist, our exemplary senate majority leader, has this to say about Lawrence v Texas:

"I have this fear that this zone of privacy that we all want protected in our own homes is gradually � or I'm concerned about the potential for it gradually being encroached upon, where criminal activity within the home would in some way be condoned," Frist told ABC's This Week.

"And I'm thinking of � whether it's prostitution or illegal commercial drug activity in the home ... to have the courts come in, in this zone of privacy, and begin to define it gives me some concern."

This, from MaxSpeak is the best response to Frist that I've so far seen:
Lacking any principled criticism of homosexuality that they are willing to make public, our own domestic Taliban has to segue to shit-for-brains analogies to criminal behavior.**
Being a congress critter Frist probably thinks he and his ilk are in congress to tell us who we can kiss and probably would probably like to prescribe our reading list as well :
Frist said Sunday he respects the Supreme Court decision but feels the justices overstepped their bounds.

"Generally, I think matters such as sodomy should be addressed by the state legislatures," Frist said. "That's where those decisions � with the local norms, the local mores � are being able to have their input in reflected.

"And that's where it should be decided, and not in the courts."

I think the court has just explained to Frist and all those state legislatures that the area of consensual adult behavior is not a subject for legislation, that the tyranny of local norms and mores is coming to an end, that even a majority of congess critters shall not infringe our human rights. The battles are far from over but Lawrence is a big step.

**Bilmon, in the MaxSpeak comment thread, asks: "Aren't you being a little unfair to shit?"

Update: Mike Silverman has a graphic depiction of how to deal with Frist, et al.

Posted by Steve on June 30, 2003
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