Opinion: Congress Should Stay Out of Students' Sex Lives


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The SaVE Act is trying to save students from sexual assault. Who will save students from Congress?

Now, none of this is to say that sexual violence on campus isn't a real problem. It certainly is. But the cure for sexual violence on campus isn't something that can be regulated by the federal government. It's about teaching people to use common sense and treat others with respect. Congress certainly can't regulate common sense. Congress doesn't appear to live in the same ZIP code as common sense. Instead, Congress is once again poking its nose into everyone's business. The SaVE Act may be an attempt to deal with a very real and very important problem, but it does so in such a ham-fisted way that it's virtually guaranteed to make things worse.