Seth Leibsohn and Kathryn Jean Lopez write: “But back to Carrie Prejean: It doesn’t take a village to raise a child, but where are our protective instincts? Mercifully, she seems to have faith, but when you’re dating Michael Phelps on again and off again, you probably don’t have the best support system walking into a vicious national debate. One wonders where her adult supervision is. Twenty-one-year-olds will make mistakes, as will 17-year-olds.”
It seems to me that one of the things conservatives should push back against is the notion that 21-year-olds should be treated as children–a notion that would have astounded people just a few decades ago.