How have we as a country come to this? How the hell can this even be allowed?
Go read Rachel's rant, but check out Ace's take on this as well:
Diving off of piers into shallow water is a bad choice which cannot be made into a good one, no matter how much economic or social support one provides to the teenagers inevitably rendered cripples by such insanely self-destructive stunts. No liberal would argue we should support such choices or pay taxpayer funds to teenagers to subsidize the activity.
And yet, when it comes to matters sexual, liberals just suddenly lose all common sense in the headlong rush to encourage -- or at least remove all natural discouragements -- for pathologically poor sexual decisionmaking.
Stupidity is no longer painful in this country. Leftists have created such a buffer around society that people don't have to deal with the consequences of their own actions very often. Thus, what used to be a learning opportunity for the stupid person and everyone around them now becomes.... nothing. And nobody learns NOT TO BE STUPID!
UPDATE: Alger has a post up along the same kind of theme, although it has nothing to do with the actual news article.