Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Glenn Grothman: unmarried people cause child abuse?

One of the primary indicators of intelligence, at the neurological level, is the ability to distinguish between correlation and causation.

A lot of things happen at the same time that either aren't related or may both be caused by other factors -- think about an increased number of storks nesting on rooftops in Northern Europe and the increased number of births during August.  That's correlation.  Some things that happen together are, in fact, cause and effect -- think about smoking cigarettes and getting lung cancer.  That's causation.

Not everyone can tell correlation and causation apart.  That's Glenn Grothman.

To wit:  Senate Bill 507
An Act to amend 48.982 (2) (g) 2., 48.982 (2) (g) 4. and 48.982 (2) (gm) of the statutes; relating to: requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.

1 comment:

Vince Marolla said...

But Mark, Glenn may have something here. He does everything he can to cut aid to public education. He pushes cuts to Medicaid and BadgerCare. He tries to defund Planned Parenthood and tries to make it more difficult for women to have access to contraception. He says that a college education is a waste of time. I could go on and on -- and he is unmarried. Aren't those things that I mentioned a form of child abuse as they diminish the ability of vulnerable children to get medical care and an education. I would argue he proves his point by his own actions;)P