Pedophiles to launch political party
Pedophilia is very tricky, in part because age of consent laws are really very... arbitrary. It's hard to say at what age anyone can make an informed decision about themselves, especially sexually. I know people who are eighteen, nineteen, twenty... and aren't really acting any differently than they did when they were younger.
I've been thinking a lot about the government's role in its citizens private lives. On one hand I'd like to tell them to mind their own business, since at least in the case of the United States it leads to ridiculous laws banning the sale of sex toys or worse. But it's difficult to say, especially in cases like these.
Children in general are problematic because everybody feels that they have a right to be the voice of children. And I don't just mean in pedophilia, I mean for many other things - it's similar to pro-lifers assuming the voice of unborn fetuses. Sometimes this is okay, and sometimes it's necessary. But it can be dangerous because people will use children as a means by which to push forward their own political agenda rather than have any actual concern. Historically this has happened many times, most importantly with civil rights.
I'd like to see the day when politicians were honest, straightforward people. Elections wouldn't be about how many millions of dollars you can blow on campaigns or how to best curry favor with people you don't actually give a shit about. I'd like to see the day when I really felt that my vote was counting towards something. I'd like to see the day when a politician that I truly loved ran for the presidential election so I could stop settling for the lesser of two evils.
Sadly, that day will never come. Certainly not in my lifetime. Politics has and always will be dirty. Nobody fights fair.