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Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Kids and Nukes: Where do You Stand?

Frank J. at IMAO has a provocative column on why he thinks North Korea, Iran and children shouldn't have nuclear weapons.

I posted my critique in his comments, which I reproduce in full below:

Just like a heartless neocon, telling us what children can and can't do.

Look, the fact of the matter is that children will get nuclear weapons. You're just being naive if you think otherwise. They will get the nukes, and the only thing responsible adults can do is teach them how to use the nukes responsibly (i.e. by lobbing them at France).

Your puritan ideas about kids and nukes died in the Victorian age, my friend, and you're not going to brainwash my children with your stuffed-shirt ideas about what children should or should not be doing. Ever since Roe v. Wade conclusively and scientifically proved that our Constitutional right to privacy is more important than human life, I've seen through your kind of narrow-minded dogma.

So fie on you and your rules. My kids get nukes and the proper training to use them effectively and responsibly. Your kids will get nukes, too, behind your back, and they won't know the first thing about proper storage, maintenance, ballistics, firing sequences, or the effective blast radius of a 30 kiloton warhead. And you will have no one to blame but yourself.