Opinion: Children Cannot Consent

Children cannot give consent to so many things under the law.

Whether it’s when someone rapes children, when children get medical treatment, or when children escape violence, their stories are framed as if they can give consent. We see this with the Jeffrey Epstein case, with medical deferments of deportation, and with asylum cases. This article barely scratches the surface. read more

Mitch McConnell Blames Democrats For Trump’s Racism

Mitch McConnell Trump racism

Instead of speaking out against Trump’s racism, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed the four House Democratic women that the president attacked.

Mitch McConnell Blamed House Democratic Women for Trump’s Racism

McConnell said, “We’ve heard facilities on the U.S. Border called concentration camps. We’ve seen the far left throw accusations of racism at everyone. Anyone who disagrees with them on anything, including the Speaker of the House. We’ve seen a freshman Democratic congresswoman use anti-semitic tropes and imply people only support Israel because of campaign contributions. The most vile accusations and insults against our nation have become incredibly routine, and we’ve seen back and forth over the past few days. Most of you know Justice Scalia was my sort of all-time favorite. Here’s what he used to say. He said, I don’t attack people. I attack ideas. And I think that’s a good lesson for all of us. From the president to the speaker to freshmen members of the House, all of us have a responsibility to elevate the public discourse. Our words do matter. We all know politics is a contact sport. But it’s about time we lowered the temperature all across the board, all of us ought to contribute to a better level of discourse.” read more