Obama’s death panel has relegated the Republican party to palliative care, and here’s one more reason why we should not attempt to intervene in the decision.
Eighty, so-called prominent republicans have signed an opinion that there is a constitutional right to gay marriage. They have OUTED their complete ignorance of the Constitution. Going over the names, few should be seen as a surprise. If you care to check the list, click HERE.
People need to get over the idea that any marriage at all is a constitutional right. The U.S. constitution is silent on the issue of marriage and leaves it up to the people to decide how it is to be recognized socially.
Human rights are possessed by an individual, and they end where another begins. All marriages are done with permission, coming from each partner.
There is also no human right to sex, for the same reason, as it impinges upon another person, and therefore requires permission.
Marriage ought to be handled by the religious organizations. It originated with these groups as protection for the rearing of progeny. The social recognition of marriage has served the purpose of stabilizing the environment for children to reach adulthood safely.
So many people have lost sight of the original reasons for local government impingement upon marriage, and are now using it as the vehicle for granting government mandated benefits. Initially this applied to couples with children, but it has vastly expanded with the bloating of government. In the military it has recently been decreed that unmarried same sex partners of military personnel are eligible for certain benefits, but opposite sex partners are not, (even though the military chaplains may officiate same sex marriages).
Pharmer proposes that the government remove itself from the marriage business entirely. Its various and self contradictory interventions have left a complete mess, which has nothing to do with the protection of children, or with committed relationships between people.
Let the churches handle marriage for those who respect it as a sacrament before God, and a commitment between each other, and to protect resultant children. Let the rest of the people who want to play house, draw up their own legal contracts and sign them with their lawyers present.