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Does it Matter if Sandra Fluke is a Slut?

For many on the right, the argument against Sandra Fluke and her demands that taxpayers foot the bill for the birth control of the children of privilege boils down to sexual morality. While I admit when someone demands that you pay for their contraception their sexual behavior does become your business, the reality is that calling Fluke a slut is not only a losing argument, it misses the point.

I don’t know, or care, if 30-year-old Sandra Fluke is overly promiscuous. I do know that she’s a liar who allowed herself to be portrayed as a 23-year-old co-ed and failed to disclose that she was a long time radical left activist. I don’t know, or care, if she is in a long term relationship or not, but I do know she’s promoting parasitism by the well-to-do who she thinks should be able to feed off working Americans. It doesn’t matter if she is or is not a “slut” because what she is promoting would be wicked and scandalous coming from the most upstanding married woman.

I personally save invectives like “slut” for people like Molly Jane Roe, who in a fit of pique raped and murdered her boyfriend’s infant daughter. I think conservatives would do well to remember that Fluke, as selfish and covetous as she is, is not the worst the left has to offer America. Fluke defenders should also remember that no person has the right to not be judged by their public behavior, even when that judgment may be ill-mannered. But Fluke does deserve the same scorn and ridicule any other rich white person who claims to be oppressed deserves. The idea that she is a victim of a society in which she is in fact the elite should be laughed at and not taken seriously.

But the lack of morality that drives her demands, which are the demands of the left as a whole, needs to be taken seriously and it has little to do with sexual behavior. The left, personified by Fluke, believes it has a right to your property. The left believes that your money, your savings, your insurance, your pensions, your work, and even the wealth of your faith community should all be given to support their often petty and childish desires. Your house and car should be taxed at a higher rate to pay for a 30-year-old’s birth control pills. Your insurance premium should increase so a law student from a wealthy family doesn’t have skip buying drinks or a new purse. Your churches and mosques and temples and other faith communities should be forced by government to violate the basic tenets of their faiths so that people like Fluke can avoid buying generics. I think that kind of immorality is more important than the imaginary promiscuity of a radical feminist activist.

Your savings aren’t keeping up with inflation because the Fed prints money so the parents of people like this don’t lose their shirts on their risky deals. Your 401(k)s are being eyed for Argentina-style government looting because the government is running out of money to dole out to the Flukes of the world and the productive classes are being portrayed as villains and targeted with threats of violence. But Sandra Fluke’s supposed sex partners are the problem?

Fluke isn’t a slut, she’s a thief. She’s advocating the view that people on the left shouldn’t have to pay for things they can afford. She demanding that people who are struggling in our economy subsidize her extended adolescence through being taxed heavily and being forced into a contract we aren’t interested in. She’s looking us all in the eye and telling us her goal is to steal from us, and to steal resources from the truly needy as she and people like her milk the system even though they are able to care for themselves.

Would that view be more moral if she was married and went to church every Sunday? Would it be more moral if she was celibate? Would her economic politics of envy and greed be more palatable coming from a social conservative? Sandra Fluke is saying that she shouldn’t have to sacrifice to achieve her law degree; instead, society must sacrifice for her to be comfortable while she spends her 20s and 30s sheltered in an increasingly immature and irrelevant academia. Sandra Fluke is part of a growing neo-aristocracy that expects to be continuously financially supported by the masses while she attends salons and makes the rules for how much of our own hard earned wealth she will allow us to keep. That’s the real issue and all this angst about her theoretical lack of sexual morality distracts Americans from how dangerous her ideas truly are.

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