(ANTIMEDIA) Should lobbyists and politicians be legally allowed to have sex with one another? That is the debate that many people are having in North Carolina, where the state’s ethics commission recently decided that sex between lobbyists and politicians is perfectly legal.
The new law brings up a subject that many rarely think about, the fact politicians are literally in bed with representatives of groups that are interested in influencing government.
The issue was raised late last year, when Joal H. Broun, the secretary of state’s lobbying compliance director, sent a letter to the commission asking whether or not it was legal for politicians to engage in sexual intercourse with lobbyists.
Last week the commission released their answer, saying that:
“Consensual sexual relationships do not have monetary value and therefore are not reportable as gifts or ‘reportable expenditures made for lobbying’ for purposes of the lobbying law’s expenditure reporting provisions.”
The response concluded that:
“This interpretation does not address the legal, moral or other ramifications of two adults not married to one another engaging in consensual sexual relations with one another.”
Many local residents are now wondering what circumstances led Broun to raise these concerns. Is this something that happens so regularly that it requires an official policy?
John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.