Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Donald Hughes is running for governor of California. And he has some whacky ideas — like sending all the state’s pedophiles to an island off the coast, where they can create their own self-sustaining society. Seriously.

Santa Rosa Island is the island that will be used as a “Pedophile Island”. Santa Rosa Island is part of the Channel Islands off the coast of California. Santa Rosa Island was a cattle ranch until 1994. As pedophile “Island “it will be used for farming and ranching to sustain its occupants. Santa Rosa Island is the second farthest out of the Channel Islands. It currently is deserted and used as a state and federal park. The maintenance of Santa Rosa Island is a waste of taxpayer’s money. Most of the visitors who go there are Park Rangers or environmentalists, not the general public. So using it as a pedophile island will not cost the taxpayers any additional money. Millions of dollars will be saved by the elimination of the current prison and probation system in place for pedophiles.

And he’s really thought this all through:

The first of pedophiles to go to the island would be a lead team for “their society” such as police, fire personnel, judges, fish and game agents, forest rangers, ranchers, farmers, building contractors, surveyors, and the like to establish the “Island” community. This lead team will be responsible for creating a master plan for the “Island. The “Island’s” master plan will include the construction of city hall, a medical facility, water department, police and fire departments, as well as provide for the farm, ranch and housing areas. All construction will be completed by the pedophiles assigned to the “Island”. The first order of business will be to establish temporary housing, the farm, and the ranch. The “Island” pedophiles will write their own “Island” constitution. The constitution will be reviewed for any improvements by a State of California department to be formed to oversee the “Island”. This will all occur until enough pedophiles have moved to the “Island” making the “Island” community self-sufficient. This “Island” will represent a way of life that has long since been forgotten: one in which our forefathers came to this land with a wagon, some animals, seed, and tools, looking for water and land to build their lives around. These men will be provided these things so that they may keep themselves busy and build their own lives while staying out of trouble. Life on the “Island” will include certain restrictions such as they may never leave the “Island”, and they may never bring children to the “Island”. If they don’t want to live this way they should have left the state. However, once they choose the island that will be their home for the duration of their life. I don’t want them on California’s mainland! And Mom’s and Dads’ don’t want them here either!

And Roman Polanski can film a documentary about it!

This guy doesn’t seem to have more than a tenuous grasp on reality. Here’s his take on homelessness:

The homeless is divided into 3 categories. One-third are mentally ill, and half of them could be doing tasks that will keep them busy. Another one-third are alcoholics and/or addicted to drugs. The remaining one-third, sadly, because it is a free easy life.

Oh yeah, what could be more free and easy than being homeless?

And then there’s this:

A family without the foundation of marriage is without the foundation of marriage.

He’s got an astonishing grasp of the obvious, you gotta hand him that.