— Media Matters (@mmfa) September 17, 2018
…to which one small voice replied:
Gee, I think Megan’s Law answers your question, Ari. Wanna tell the women of America at what age their sexual assault SHOULD count? https://t.co/rrBjPhgWRF
— Tengrain the Covfefe Boy (@Tengrain) September 17, 2018
It astounds me that the party of Law and Order—who decreed in the Federal Megan’s Law that sex is the only crime for which after serving your time you have to continue being punished—wants to have a carve-out for youthful indiscretion for SCOTUS nominees, who get black-out drunk and assault women while his fellow gangbanger turns up the music so no one can hear her scream. Allegedly.
I have a friend who streaked a football game in high school (it was THAT era, and so yes, I’m old) and he was caught. Instead of letting him off the hook with as high-spirited youth, they threw the book at him for indecent exposure to make him an example. His promising young life was suddenly less promising, and every job interview now has to include an explanation of why he is on a Sex Offenders list. Every move he’s ever had has ultimately involved explaining to his neighbors why he shows up as the Perv Next Door.
So no, Republicans, you don’t get a pass for your (ALLEGED) youthful sex offender.