Star Parker

As part of the process of defining deviancy down, the words don’t change – only their meaning changes.

So the website of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, the organization of Sandra Fluke, the young woman Limbaugh attacked, says “all people are entitled to equal protection of the law, the free exercise of rights, and the enjoyment of economic, political, and social well being.”

These noble words, which sound like they could have been written by Thomas Jefferson, are perversely interpreted to mean religious freedom may be denied to a Catholic University, while forcing it to pay for contraception and sterilization for students.

Our nation is drowning in debt, with unfunded liabilities of our Social Security and Medicare programs estimated in the range of $70 trillion.

Yet Ms Fluke’s idea of injustice is a student relating “how embarrassed and powerless she felt when she was standing at the pharmacy counter, learning for the first time that contraception wasn’t covered….”

This warranted a personal call from the President of the United States to assuage her hurt feelings from Rush Limbaugh’s tough language.

Today deviancy has been defined so far down it has been turned on its head. The Obama administration idea of deviant is any presumption to religious liberty and any sense that individuals should be personally responsible for the costs and consequences of their own behavior.

Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.