To stop mass shootings, we must demand our leaders ban premarital sex

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Like you, I want to see something done that ensures a mass shooting like the one we saw in Florida last week never happens again.

Like you, I want to look at the common factors in each of these mass shootings and address the circumstances that keep happening again and again.

Like you, I think the lives of past, present and figure victims are more important than some of the individual rights people insist on protecting. I don’t think it’s an acceptable price to pay that people keep dying so you will not lose these rights.

So I have a proposal: Congress needs to ban premarital sex.

We’ve clearly seen a trend with these shootings, which is that the shooters invariably come from homes with no fathers.

And no one should be surprised that it happens this way, given impacts like those outlined here by Jeanine Martin:

The one common thread among all the recent mass shooters is they are children of single of mothers.  These young men had no male role models in their homes.  For 50 years, our society has encouraged women to be single mothers despite all the research proving it is detrimental to a child to be born into a home without a father.  Children born to single mothers are twice as likely to become delinquent. 

Children of single mothers are more likely to be in special education classes in school, more likely to drop out of school, more likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol at an early age, and more likely to become delinquent and to be incarcerated.  There are no men on death row from intact families.  Children of single mothers are more likely to witness domestic violence in their homes and more likely to repeat the pattern of domestic violence. Children born to a married couple are more likely to attend college, less likely to be abused, and more likely to grow up mentally and physically healthier.  A child born to a single mother has close to a 40% chance of growing up in poverty while a child born to a married couple has less than 4% chance of growing up in poverty. Children of single mothers are 14 times more likely to suffer abuse and if the mother lives with a man who is not the father of the child, the chances of abuse increase to 33 times that of a married couple. Worse, the children of single parents are more likely to grow up and repeat the pattern, a pattern that is detrimental to children.

Premarital and extramarital sex, which no longer carries any societal stigma in this country, is producing children who are growing up with no fathers. With the exception of Cho Seung Hui at Virginia Tech, all the mass shooters involved in recent incidents were products of these fatherless homes.

Enough is enough. We must do something. People must surrender their rights to make sure this never happens again.

If Congress bans premarital sex, there will be no fatherless children except in cases of divorce. No problem. Ban divorce too.

You don’t need to have premarital sex. You want to, but you don’t need to.  Our leaders need to stop you from doing it so you don’t have any kids who will end up with no fathers. And you don’t need to get a divorce. I realize you can’t stand the garbage you married, but hey, you made the choice. Tough luck. You’re stuck. It’s not as bad as letting someone else be the victim of a mass shooting.

How will we enforce this? What do you mean? When Congress bans something, it no longer happens. No one disobeys the law and, say, obtains a gun that’s been banned. Why would they have premarital sex when it’s been banned?

What about your right to privacy? Actually, unlike the right to bear arms, which is actually in the Constitution, there is no right to privacy. If you’re told to keep it in your pants so as not to sire the next Nikolas Cruz, keep it in your pants, junior.

How will we achieve this? Easy. Send a bunch of high school students who don’t want to get shot to stand outside Capitol Hill yelling “Shame on you! Shame on you!” until Congress bans premarital sex. The media will cover their efforts with fawning praise. The public will rise up and demand that something be done.

Congress will ban premarital sex. People will stop fornicating. Children will stop growing up without fathers.

But people love sex!

Sure. The flesh wants it bad. But unlike a gun, which you could actually use to protect yourself against a would-be murderer, premarital sex can’t do anything to save your life.

If you’re a dude, all it does is give you something to brag to your friends about at the bar. And if you’re the kind of guy who behaves like that, you’re not father material.

Hey. Don’t get mad at me. I’m just trying to eliminate the problem. There is way too much fatherlessness. Ban it. Banning things always eliminates the things.

Then again, if we ban fornication then the only fornicators will be people who don’t respect the law, and the only fatherless children will be the ones sired by people who are irresponsible in the first place.

Sort of like what happens when you try to ban guns.

No problem. Ban lawbreaking too!

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