Fight For Your Right to Party

| June 27, 2003

Sex, drugs, rock ?n? roll are as American as baseball, mom, and apple pie. To abolish them is ?an official government declaration of a War on Fun,? writes Neal Pollack in a recent Brooklyn Rail rant.

From Rick Santorum?s righteous polemic declaring sexual activity a state-sanctioned behavior to Joe Biden?s RAVE act?a sneaky little postscript to the Amber Alert bill that blames live music for the proliferation of Ectasy?bipartisan moral crusaders on Capitol Hill are implementing standards that are both ridiculous and constitutionally questionable. ?Operation Pipe Dreams??a February raid co-sponsored by the DEA and Department of Justice?permitted agents to ?[invade] the homes of families [of online bong dealers] across the country without their knowledge.? Government sanctioned sex education provides a $120 million kickback to schools that teach abstinence outside marriage as ?the expected standard for all school aged children? and monogamy ?in the context of marriage as the expected standard of human sexual activity.?

Pollack proposes we combat the moral crusaders in the Democratic and Republican parties by creating a new party: the Party Party, ?or at the very least a Party Party attitude.? After all, ?Saturday night comes even for the most politically committed.?
?Erin Ferdinand

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