The good little liberals indulging themselves in a spot of moral outrage over Cord Jefferson’s Gawker piece on pedophilia (H.T.: Trumwill, although Ace reported on it earlier) may reveal a residual moral sense not quite purged by their embrace of gay marriage. But all their invective, justifiable as it may be, only reveal an unprincipled exception. Having discarded the idea that sex has a moral purpose beyond what people decide to make of it, they have drawn an arbitrary line in the sand with regard to children. Perhaps even Ta-Nehisi knows that in the long run it will never hold, and he is very afraid.