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A List of Things Congressman Louie Gohmert Thinks Are Unnecessary

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) speaks during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice May 15, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Attorney General Eric Holder faced questions on reports of the subpoena of two months worth of Associated Press journalists' phone records and the Internal Revenue Services' scrutiny of conservative organization's tax exemption requests. Gohmert also said sex ed reminds him of the Soviet Union, so there's that, too. We didn't even get into that part.

On a radio show yesterday, Texas congressman Louie Gohmert said, "Let the kids be innocent ... You don't have to force this sexuality stuff into their life at such a point. It was never intended to be that way. They'll find out soon enough.  And, in fact ... mankind has existed for a pretty long time without anyone ever having to give a sex-ed lesson to anybody." Here are some other things that mankind existed without for a pretty long time and which Gohmert presumably also finds unnecessary. 

Sanitation

Antibiotics

Racial equality

Cars

The Internet

Airplanes

Democracy

Phones

Hospitals

Gender equality

Toilet paper

Submarines

The Constitution

Vitamins

Plastic

Air conditioning

Christianity

Texas

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