While Sandra Fluke and her classmates at Georgetown Law School have been dominating the nightly news, the detainees down at Guantanamo Bay are about to get a brand-spanking-new soccer field. Although the two stories may seem unrelated at first glance, they actually have a lot in common. Since sex is purely a recreational activity for an unmarried woman in her childbearing years who does not wish to bear children, Miss Fluke and her fellow coeds are essentially demanding that taxpayers pick up the tab for their preferred form of recreation. And if we’re going to pay for law students’ recreational needs, then fairness demands that we do it for everyone else as well — you know, equal protection of the law, and all that. So if (for example) you happen to prefer casino gambling to having sex, you should be able to have your gambling debts covered by the taxpayers. Or if skydiving is your thing — another recreational activity that can be difficult to afford — you should be able to demand that the taxpayers subsidize you as well. See how easy it is?
Anyway, our honored guests down at Club Gitmo are apparently in need of a place to play soccer, and so our benevolent government decided to give them one, and pass the cost ($750,000.00) along to the shrinking pool of Americans who actually have jobs and pay taxes. Doesn’t it warm the cockles of your heart to know that Big Brother is committed to taking care of everything we need, even our fun and games?