Ed Driscoll

Jerry Brown Morphed into Ronald Reagan So Slowly...

“Gov. Brown Signs Bill Telling College Kids Where, When to Have Sex,” Robby Soave writes at Reason:

California Gov. Jerry Brown affixed his signature to SB 967—the “Yes Means Yes” affirmative consent bill—which will require colleges to police their students’ sex lives.

Some congrats are in order, I suppose? To collectivist feminists, doomsayers of the “rape is an ever-worsening epidemic” variety, and other puritans: Your so-called progressivism has restored Victorian Era prudishness to its former place as a guiding moral compass. Well done, liberals.

As “liberalism” has moved further and further to the left, I thought they preferred to be called “Progressives” — at least, that’s what Hillary and Barry were telling us all around 2007 and 2008. If you’re going to dust-off a century-old Victorian-era political ideology as your namesake worldview, might as well go all the way.

Meanwhile, as Ricochet contributor “Misthiocracy” asks, linking to Soave’s post at Reason, “‘Hmm,’ I sez to myself. ‘Isn’t Victorial Era prudishness precisely the thing that social conservatives seem to want?'”

Misthiocracy links to Dan Calabrese on Herman Cain’s Weblog, who issues a modest proposal of sorts:

I would like to offer a suggestion to the college dudes of America that would protect them from legal jeopardy in the area of sexual assault, if it’s OK with the rest of you that I cite as a source for my thinking the Word of God. Here’s you guys need to play it:

Meet a girl. Do not have sex with her yet. I’ll tell you when. Get to know the girl. Let her get to know you. Do not move in with her at this point! I’ll tell you when. And no sex yet either. OK. Now, determine whether this might a girl you could commit to for the rest of your life. If so, ask her if she would be interested in such an arrangement. Not yet! Wait for it. OK, now, if she is agreeable, marry her. Spend a year planning a big wedding or elope this weekend, I don’t really care, as long as you make your commitment before God.

OK. You ready? Now . . . move in together and have all the sex you want. Follow this plan and you will not be accused of sexual assault.

Don’t want to follow this plan? Good luck.

Heh. By the way, congrats Blue Staters and Millenials in your zeal to find a war on women and a rape culture under every rock for going back to the future — way back, bypassing the groovy free love 1960s to the Victorian 1890s:

Related: “Brown Vetoes Bill Limiting Drone Surveillance.”

More: “Early ’70s California was, not to put too fine a point on it, a great place to get laid. I can vouch the same was true in the late ’80s and early ’90s, too,” Steve Green writes. “But no longer. Not today. Not with the Junior Anti-Sex League running the joint.”