No kidding. The feds want “all baby boys born in the United States” circumcised.
Experts are also considering whether the surgery should be offered to adult heterosexual men whose sexual practices put them at high risk of infection. But they acknowledge that a circumcision drive in the United States would be unlikely to have a drastic impact: the procedure does not seem to protect those at greatest risk here, men who have sex with men.Recently, studies showed that in African countries hit hard by AIDS, men who were circumcised reduced their infection risk by half. But the clinical trials in Africa focused on heterosexual men who are at risk of getting H.I.V. from infected female partners.
Health wise, it does make sense for more than just HIV/AIDS. I’ve always found the groups out there who feel somehow abused because mom and dad circumcised them to be very bizarre. Andrew Sullivan calls it “male genital mutilation.” Sullivan is against parents doing the God ordained act. Sullivan has HIV, by the way, and I don’t know whether he is or is not . . . let’s just not go there.In any event, this got me thinking about Obamacare. The government already denies children access to schooling if the children do not have certain vaccines. If we are all on government healthcare — an eventuality if the Democrats have anything to do about it — think about what else they can do to us.The government could conceivably deny you health coverage unless you alter your diet to fit the whim of a bureaucrat. The government could refuse to pay for your hip replacement if you don’t stop smoking or drinking. The government can do whatever the government wants once you are enslaved to it.Just look at how the government manipulates individual actions via the tax code. Now add to that mandatory health insurance run by the government.This isn’t just about saving money and having choices. This is about liberty.