Promiscuous Law-Making (Limerick)

Republican creativity never ceases to amaze me. Here’s the latest in Iowa’s battle against teenage promiscuity:

Seven Republicans in the Iowa House are pushing a bill to prohibit parents of minor children from getting a “no fault” divorce and the proposal could be debated in a House committee this week.

A three-member subcommittee debated the bill today. Representative Tedd Gassman, a Republican from Scarville, said he’s concerned about the negative impact divorce has on children.

“In my opinion, it’s time to look out for the children instead of constantly worrying about the adults,” Gassman said.

Representative Gassman said the issue is “near and dear” to his heart because his daughter and son-in-law recently divorced, putting his granddaughter at risk.

“There’s a 16-year-old girl in this whole mix now. Guess what? What are the possibilities of her being more promiscuous?” Gassman said. “What are the possibilities of all these other things surrounding her life that a 16-year-old girl, with hormones raging, can get herself into?”

Promiscuous Law-Making (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

If your children are minors, watch out!
You may have to stay wed to that lout:
It seems no-fault divorce
May be nixed, as of course,
By Iowan wingnuts with clout.

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One Response to “Promiscuous Law-Making (Limerick)”

  1. zee alexi says:

    Wingnuts & louts, indeed.

    The greatest love a guy can give to his children is to love their mother.

    Kids smell your quotidian hate for each other & are more damaged by y’all staying together…breeding more loathing in cauldron. They don’t call it male-volence, for nothing. If you get the heebie-jebbies when he touches you, escape!

    Some politicos flunked 9th-grade psychology class. Others~~Akin & Mourdock, et al.~~flunked 10th-grade biology.