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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Texas Subdivision Bars Sex Offenders

A Texan subdivision and its local home owners association have issued a mandate that sex offenders are prohibited from renting or owning homes.

The problem here, of course, is that the subdivision, like it or not, can rightfully prohibit sex offenders from living in the community. It's a private property rights issue, not to mention a case of freedom of association. However, sex offenders have been convicted by the state for mostly non-violent sex crimes (usually with teenage females under the age of 18). While a good handful of them may be pedophiles, the lion's share of them are actually young adult males and older men who made foolish mistakes having sex with female minors, who have been infantilized by the state.

However, it goes without saying that the subdivision is, morally and ethically speaking, in the wrong for discriminating against sex offenders, who have, largely for the most part, made some mistakes. If anything, people who disagree with the subdivision and its discriminatory practice should be free to boycott them at all costs.

(Thanks to Wendy McElroy who, via her website, posted this link.)