State nominee Don Haase is taking a page right out of Christine O'Donnell's crazy-wacko, sexual repression handbook. Haase, who has been appointed to a judicial-selection panel by Alaska governor Sean Parnell, recently admitted that he thinks sex outside of marriage should be illegal. His reasoning? Lovemaking leads to heinous acts of violence, obviously.
According to the Anchorage Daily News, when Democratic state senator Joe Paskvan asked him if adultery and premarital sex should be illegal during a recent hearing, here's what he said:
Haase: "Yeah, I think it's very harmful to have extramarital affairs. It's harmful to children, it's harmful to the spouse who entered a legally binding agreement to marry the person that's cheating on them."
Paskvan: "What about premarital affairs — should that be a crime?"
Haase: "I think that would be up to the voters certainly. If it came before (the state) as a vote, I probably would vote for it … I can see where it would be a matter for the state to be involved with because of the spread of disease and the likelihood that it would cause violence. I can see legitimate reasons to push that as a crime."