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Experienced, adj.: Possessing knowledge and skill acquired through involvement in or exposure to something over a period of time; e.g., an experienced pilot.
Arnold can now get busy correcting the worst of former California Gov. Gray Davis’ abuses – if he will. On Oct. 3, facing political doom, Davis signed SB 71, a radical sex-education program for children, kindergarten through 12th grade.
SB 71 is based on the hypothesis that children are sexual from birth – that many are sexually “experienced” and therefore all children need to be taught great sex from greater elites.
Abstinence ed is ended. Homosexual and other “committed relationships” will be equal to marriage. Gone would be facts about the physical and emotional fallout from adolescent pregnancy, financial responsibility of dads for their “love child” or how to reject sexual advances.
To understand who could think up SB 71 – and why sexually exploited children are now dubbed “sexually experienced” – a short history is in order.
In 1950, U.S. law, morality and society still reflected Judeo-Christian theology. Our “greatest generation” GI Joes came home, married in their local church and started families.
Joe and “the Mrs.” worked hard to provide for hearth and home where they could raise their children in a safe, decent and child-friendly America.
The 1950 sexually “repressive” beliefs “repressed” sex crimes against women and children.
Proof? Half the states in the union allowed the death penalty for rape. Adultery, seduction, fornication, cohabitation, sodomy, alienation of affection and pornography were considered morally evil and socially repugnant – illegal and relatively rare.
Children were viewed as asexual and teen hormones as “emerging,” not “raging.” Rates of illegitimacy, venereal disease, abortion, kidnapping, prostitution, sexual abuse and drug and alcohol abuse were as low as were their rates of school violence.
No, it wasn’t just “less reporting” in 1950.
In those “repressed” days, sex was for married folks only. Even films made that clear.
Society was so child-centered and child-safe that most parents could – and did – let their little ones play outside even after dark, with little fear of kidnapping or serial killers. Sexual exploitation of children was not whitewashed as “sexual experience” or “sexual experimentation.”
But that all changed with the “sexual revolution.”
In the ’50s, the news media, academia and the legal profession propagandized Prof. Alfred Kinsey’s fraudulent claims that “children are sexual from birth,” mom and dad are closet sexual adventurers and “repression is bad.” State legislators bought Kinsey’s Indiana University and Rockefeller Foundation supported scientific lies.
Let’s hear it for academe and philanthropy.
State legislatures reduced the penalties for most sex crimes, decriminalized others and stopped enforcing the rest. Then, in the ’60s, The Pill let many Americans buy the siren song of “free love.” Now, our “unrepressed” sex-saturated society finds children sexually exploited by each other and by adults, at predictably younger and younger ages.
The view of child sexual exploitation as sexual experience was promoted most recently in a May 2003 study by “The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.”
Entitled “14 and Younger: The Sexual Behavior of Young Adolescents,” roughly 20 percent of 12- to 14-year-old adolescents who talked to the “Allen-Brown” researchers claimed they had sexual intercourse at least once before their 15th birthday.
One in seven “sexually experienced 14-year-old girls” said she became pregnant.
SB 71, the “Allen-Brown” study and indeed almost all school-based sex miseducation, stand on the same disproven Kinseyan hypothesis that children have “raging hormones.” Hence, their premature sexual exploitation can be dismissed as sexual “experience.”
As in all “sex surveys,” this study decided that typical children tell the truth about sex to “scientific” strangers.
The Department of Justice reports that most rape and forcible sodomy victims are children and youths under age 18.
Yet, the Allen-Brown study had no category for rape or forcible sodomy. It reported nothing about sexual assault. Sexual abuse was euphemistically redefined as “nonvoluntary first sexual experiences” or “voluntary” although “relatively unwanted” sex.
Censoring the percentage of “adult” victimizers covered up statutory rape rates. Moreover, the study’s reported drop in juvenile pregnancy that Allen-Brown largely credit to children’s “experienced” use of condoms, is surely more suggestive of children’s unromantic use of sodomy.
Remember, “data” are only half a story, and not even half at that. If parents knew the other half of reality, they would start protecting their children by monitoring their friends, parties, media use and, yes, their school curriculum.
We all need to reconsider how best to protect America’s children and youth. A good place to start is to recall bad administrators and to return “morality” to our beliefs, our laws, law enforcement and courtrooms.