Thinking that I had located the dumbest use of time by elected officials, earlier today I posted a short piece highlighting the proposed bill being considered in Connecticut that would mandate the DMV print drivers license tests in the Tibetan language. That story has just been rendered lame by San Francisco's efforts to make infant circumcision a crime punishable by up to a year in prison. The Bay area's NBC affiliate has the story:
Self-described "civil rights advocates" say that a ballot proposition to ban circumcision is on track for gathering signatures, meaning that San Franciscans may vote on the measure this November.
Hang on, it gets better.
If it passes, those caught cutting foreskins would face a fine of $1,000 and a year in prison. Only people over the age of 18 would be allowed to have their foreskins removed.
And so, if this passes and becomes law in San Francisco, foreskins will have greater protection than fetuses.