Monday, March 27, 2017

Sex and the Constitution

It’s always amazing to realize how many political debates that are supposed to be about other policy issues, are really about sex. And this isn’t just a conceit of our sexualized age. It has been such since well before the founding of the republic.

Even as health care is being debated, with reference to Planned Parenthood, maternity, contraception and abortion, it’s really all about sex. Our founders might actually be appalled hearing this debate.

Most of the founders rejected the Puritan's repressive views about sex and and it’s sister religion. They felt it only divisive and counter to the rule of reason

So how did we get here and why, after 240 years,Geoffrey Stone lays it out in Sex and the Constitution: Sex, Religion, and Law from America's Origins to the Twenty-First Century.
are we still conflating sex and pubic policy? University of Chicago Law Professor

My conversation with Geoffrey Stone: