In an attempt to stay relevant, wackjob Phil Robertson from the reality show Duck Dynasty took the stage at the CPAC yesterday to try to help Americans and warn us about the dangers of STDs. Don’t worry though, he loves you all and knows how to save you from your immoral ways.
You lose your religion, according to John Adams, and there goes your morality. We’re almost there. I hate to admit I got my facts from the CDC the day before yesterday, 110 million, 110 million Americans now have a sexually transmitted illness. 110 million? I’m looking at it and I said……I don’t want you, America, to get sick.I don’t want you to become ill. I don’t want you to come down with a debilitating disease. I don’t want you to die early.
Robertson was citing a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventionthat said 110 million Americans have been infected with an STD. The report says that 20 million Americans are infected each year, explains the medical cost of treating the infections, and tells us how to prevent them. Abstinence is one prevention method, according to the report, but so is consistently and correctly using proper precautions. Robertson makes no mention of that important fact.
The reality star also knows who is to blame for the infections:
“There is a penalty to be paid from what the beatniks, and it morphed into the hippies — you say, what do you call the 110 million with the sexually transmitted illness — it is the revenge of the hippies!”
Yeah that’s it. It’s those damn hippies! It has nothing to do with Republicans fighting to keep our children from learning about reproductive health and disease prevention in school. Nope, it’s the hippies.
This is why we can’t have nice things. We have a powerful political party who takes this guy seriously.
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