Still Pissed Off About the Hawley-Smoot Tariff

Monday, August 16, 2004

"Isn't she a little young?"

One the one hand, I probably shouldn't complain that Virginia is trying to curb statutory rape.

On the other, there's something to be said about public image. For example, if Wyoming were to put up giant billboards all over its highways saying, "Sex with Sheep: Don't Go There," you would have to wiegh the pro (the possibility that incidents of sheep-rape would drop) against the obvious con (everyone who drives through Wyoming will be freaked out by those billboards).