Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
--C.S. Lewis--

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Decline of Western Civilization, Example 1,684,867

A judge will allow a taxpayer funded sex change to go forward. The reason for the delay? The recipient is TWELVE. Put aside your feelings about sex-change operations in general for a moment and consider this. The average 12 year-old is not mature enough to choose their own breakfast cereal. In America at least, they are still 4 years from being allowed behind the wheel of a car. They are 6 years from being old enough to vote, smoke a cigarette, or buy spray paint. They are almost a full DECADE away from being old enough to allow them to buy alcohol. They won't even be able to rent a car for another 14 years. And yet, in our infinite wisdom, society has decided to allow them to make a decision on something as confusing (at that age) and complicated (at any age) as their gender? Hopefully someday, somewhere, angry adults will come storming back to these idiots and confront them over the damage they've done. "Are you insane? I was TWELVE! Why didn't you protect me from myself?"

And lest you think this was an isolated incident, it is not.

Hat tip to Mark Steyn and Kathryn Lopez over at The Corner.