The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winners is The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party of the Netherlands. It's a new political party and the NVD's agenda consists mostly of loosening Dutch laws in regards to child porn and sexual relation.
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch pedophiles are launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations to 12 from 16 and the legalization of child pornography and sex with animals, sparking widespread outrage.I once read Amsterdam was the child porn and drug capitol of Europe. What would the city be then if the NVD's agenda became fact?
The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party said on its Web site it would be officially registered Wednesday, proclaiming: "We are going to shake The Hague awake!"
The party said it wanted to cut the legal age for sexual relations to 12 and eventually scrap the limit altogether.
"A ban just makes children curious," Ad van den Berg, one of the party's founders, told the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper.
"We want to get into parliament so we have a voice. Other politicians only talk about us in a negative sense, as if we were criminals," Van den Berg told Reuters.
The Netherlands, which already has liberal policies on soft drugs, prostitution and gay marriage, was shocked by the plan.
An opinion poll published Tuesday showed that 82 percent wanted the government to do something to stop the new party, while 67 percent said promoting pedophilia should be illegal.
The party wants private possession of child pornography to be allowed although it supports the ban on the trade of such materials. It also supports allowing pornography to be broadcast on daytime television, with only violent pornography limited to the late evening.
Toddlers should be given sex education and youths aged 16 and up should be allowed to appear in pornographic films and prostitute themselves. Sex with animals should be allowed although abuse of animals should remain illegal, the NVD said.
The party also said everybody should be allowed to go naked in public and promotes legalizing all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.
These people have a right to organize a party. I believe in free speech. Those who support the NVD are just sick and deluded in TFM's opinion. For having next to no morals, The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party of the Netherlands is today's Knucklehead of the day.
James Joyner, Don Singleton and Betsy are also commenting on the NVD.
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