The barely-legal First Lady of Free Keene hasn’t quite gotten the hang of being a pretentious nuisance and lost her fight against the evil First World oppression of speeding tickets. The comment threads on FK.com can quickly become heated and outright vicious and this was no different as critics take joy in watching (girl)friends of FK like LeBlanc get their just deserts. But the white knights soon appeared on the horizon and the ensuing flame war revealed some alarming allegations and more examples of anti-state stupidity.
If these allegations are true, Ian would be doing a lot more than his upcoming two year stint and would have a nice spot on the NH sex offender registry. That aside it does beg the question: why is a 34 year old man dating a 17 year old? FK boot-lick “State Hater” has the answer.
What about those whose maturity starts earlier? It’s not uncommon for some girls to reach sexual maturity at age 8. Does the ability to produce sperm and ova automatically grant someone the cognitive or emotional maturity to handle the personal and social responsibilities of sex? Forcing yourself to sit through five minutes of ‘Teen Moms” may well prove that theory wrong. Making appeals to nature to excuse the obvious manipulation of a child is idiotic and morally repugnant.
State Hater: “Look at me, I’m a keyboard warrior who thinks children can have sex because they’re biologically equipped to do so! Liberty in our lifetime! Ian Freeman for Governor! Do you need a babysitter?”
No one cares about where they met or if they “love” each other. What matters is whether or not a person who makes his career out of sitting on a moral high horse is a giant piece of human wreckage who preys on kids. But let’s play State Hater’s game for a bit and answer his questions.
(1) It is our business if this “consensual” relationship constitutes a gross moral, ethical, and legal violation involving a child. No one wants to share their community with someone who preys on children especially those with children.
(2) Who cares if it is legal now? If the allegation is true that Ian engaged in a sexual relationship with a 14 year old then he has committed a crime. Disbelief in “government rules” doesn’t make them go away. “State Hater” was probably one of those kids who tried to fly after watching Peter Pan and chalked up their broken arm to “not believing hard enough”.
(3) Irrelevant. A 20 year old is capable of holding a job, voting, serving in the military, owning property, and giving informed consent to sexual activity. What is a 14 year old’s worries and responsibilities? Homework and not wearing last years fashion?
Not content with the answers they got from other commentators, “State Hater” and “Agent Kris” added this to the conversation:
Plenty of other people have done other heinous things throughout human history, Kris. Murder. Rape. Genocide. Dubstep. Are we to give future instances a pass because of a historical precedent?
And “State Hater” is just blowing smoke with this comment. He hasn’t had face-to-face contact with a woman in years not counting the cashier during his last visit to the corner store for some E-Z Widers and Zebra Cakes.
The last comment is this gem:
Incorrect. The next meeting is about proving that Ian uses Comic Sans and is proud of it.