Conservative Republican takes a fall in SD

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by DakotaGuy, May 19, 2007.

  1. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Ted A. Klaudt, R-Walker, was charged in both Hughes County, which includes the state Capitol, and Corson County, where he lives, according to Attorney General Larry Long.

    Klaudt was charged with eight counts of second-degree rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of sexual contact with a child younger than 16, two counts of witness tampering and one count of stalking.

    If you want some graphic reading, make sure you read the affidavits at the bottom of the story article.,57158

    This link discusses his agenda while he was a SD legislator. Some highlights are his co-sponsoring of bills regarding sex offenders and his (even though the story doesn't state it) co-sponsor of the infamous abortion ban that they passed, but was later revoked by the voters of the state.,57165

    This guy was as right wing as they come in my state. He often called Democrats people with no morals. Because his agenda became so one sided the people in his district did elect a Democrat last election, which says a lot considering the huge GOP base in that part of the state. He was a state rep. for 8 years and when he moved up to run for the senate he was beat by Democrat Ryan Maher. I know Ryan personally because we went to college together and was on the student senate together. Great guy! I am glad he was able to beat this perv! I know they say innocent until proven guilty, but if you take some time to read his rap sheet, you won't believe the effort that went into to abusing these girls.

    I don't believe that this is a Republican or Democrat thing. What I do believe however is that it shows how much of a hypocrite many are that continually judge others. If he had not spoken out against all the so-called immoral people over the years I would not target him as much. The classic case of do what I say, not as I do.
  2. miloblithe macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Agreed. Definitely scumbags in both parties.

    But it's hard to have compassion for someone who has none for others. Hope he suffers.
  3. DakotaGuy thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Well I guess what is most ironic is that if he is found guilty he will be prosecuted under the new tougher sex offender laws that he sponsored in the legislature. Amazing isn't it?
  4. spork183 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2006
    Makes you aware that those who often have the most to hide are the most vocal in attacking lesser perceived offenses. Also makes you wonder if the time he spent researching sex offender stuff planted the seed.

    As for the republican/democrat thing, both sides have problems, but, I have seen a lot more in the news lately about conservatives with problems. Some would say it was the liberal media and that could be part of it, but I wonder if the ultra-conservative religious agenda doesn't leave so little room for release (yeah, I know, a loaded word...) that acting out becomes a closeted exercise that is more likely to be extreme/deviant than say the democrat who has an affair.
  5. Swarmlord macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    I'll second that sentiment. Our government has no room for preditors like this and I don't care which side of the aisle they come from. :mad:
  6. OldCorpse macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    Sexual predators come from all backgrounds, and across the whole political spectrum. No question.

    Yet is is also true that there is NOT an even distribution of them. There are far more such sexually twisted criminals from backgrounds which emphasize religion and generally repressive authoritarianism and sexual repression. Obviously not everyone is warped sexually by religion - yet it is remarkable how many are (famous Catholic syndrome). It is also instructive that the more prudish and sexually repressive a culture is, the more it breeds sexual deviants. There have been many studies made showing how for example Anglo-Saxon countries which have a lot of religiously based hangups breed serial killers and deviants on a scale unknown in countries which are more comfortable and natural with sex, like France. A great example are the Scandinavian countries, where sex crimes dropped dramatically when pornography was legalized and widely available (it's common to see naked women on mainstream TV, and nobody bats an eye).

    In this country that holds as well. The more repressed, the worse the deviants (and btw., do you know where the greatest consumption of pornography is per capita? Yep, the most conservative state - Utah!). This is why you see so many religious figures and "family values" Republicans outed as sick twisted perverts. This is not a matter of opinion, but statistics. And not surprisingly, some of those who scream the loudest about sexual sin and family values are the worst offenders - so often that which they officially battle against is what they are guilty of (Ted Haggart). As Shakespeare said "thou dost protest too much". Those who scream loudest about family values and sexual crimes (mostly conservative Republicans) are the most likely to be sick perverts... it's like the old highschool reality: those who brag the most about how "big" they are down there, have the tiniest twisted little worms. Who is surprised that the more deeply conservative, the more deeply relgious, and the more chance that they are the sickest perverts of all.
  7. macmama macrumors regular


    Nov 26, 2006
    New Jersey
    Ugh, I hadn't read that story, Abercrombieboy. Just awful stuff. I'd say thanks for sharing it, but... you know. :( It's important to read though. Has this been widely publicized? I noticed your link was from a local TV station.
  8. solvs macrumors 603


    Jun 25, 2002
    LaLaLand, CA
    Another hypocritical pervert.

    If this is morality, count me out.

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