Texas doesn’t seem to get that April fools jokes are supposed to be fictional

Our friends in the Lone Star State pride themselves on being small-government conservatives, so, naturally, they’re all for increasing the funding for a program which doesn’t work. They’re killing their HIV Prevention program (which is a good program) in order to free up more money for abstinence-only education. I’m not going to say that this is essentially a religious program. I’ll let Texas Representative Stuart Spitzer (R-Kaufman) say it for me:

“(My) goal is for everybody to be abstinent until they’re married.”

or, more succinctly:

“What’s good for me is good for a lot of people.”

So that’s really, the standard: ‘People should be like me’ and spending tax dollars to enforce this is a-o-k with Spitzer and his conservative brethren. Abstinence-only education doesn’t work (it also doesn’t increase negative results, so that’s good), but hey, who cares? Wasting state money is fine when we’re shoveling the money to The Right Sort Of People, if you know what I mean…

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