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Oct 28, 2006 1:55 pm


Page Scandal: Political Corruption Precedes Sexual Corruption



For the sake of those vulnerable 16-year-old boys and girls who come to Washington each year, we should abolish the congressional page program immediately. I’m not referring only to the danger posed by the sexual predators in Congress. There’s a more widespread danger that hardly anyone cares about: the congressional page program encourages high schoolers to worship and lust for power. In 20 years only three congressmen have been known to engage in sexual improprieties with pages. But nearly all congressmen teach pages that raw government power is a good thing. In a society that thinks of itself as free, this is intolerable.
The rest this week's op-ed is at The Future of Foundation website.

Cross-posted at Free Association.

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