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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Not To Ruin Mother's Day And All...

Apparently the Catholic Church is trying to prevent laws at the state level that would allow the victims of childhood sexual abuse to sue into adulthood.  Since child sexual abuse tends to be hidden by the victim for years, this makes sense and, you know, justice and all.

Charlie Pierce has been all over this and is again today.

But his central question remains unanswered.  At this point, how can you look at the Catholic hierarchy as anything less than an organized crime group?  How can you not invoke the RICO statutes?

But it's important that we listen to this aging protectors of child predators on the question of contraception, because of their moral authority.

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