Where do we go from here? Once alcohol was outlawed, and the gangsters took over selling it, so prohibition was repealed.
Now other drugs are outlawed and gangsters get rich peddling it. Ron Paul's recommendation to make everything legal is embraced by millions. Sooner or later they will win.
A recent letter suggested we might go the same way with present sex crimes. Probably. It will all be weighed on the conclusion that if there is no injured party, there is no crime. It would take a small step to lower the age of consent. The proponents would say it is only natural for children to do it, they are going to do it anyway, and they should be able to determine what they do with their own bodies, and we owe it to them to have an education in all aspects of sexuality.
After all, they make decisions for abortion on their own, and at an earlier age than that of present sexual consent. Look at the money it would save on jails, and court proceedings, and there would be no more traumatic stigma attached to the youngster who is involved in a relationship with someone a little older than their other partners.
All arguments made for other changes in our culture. Do you really think it will stop here? The people who have power in this country think that all the steps of evolving we have made are upward. No matter the millions of parents who think otherwise.
Their voice is not as loud, and when it is, we have learned to scoff at them as religious nuts, bigots who fail to move into the 21st century along with their children who are so much wiser at a younger age.