Skip to comments.Is it time to simply outlaw marriage and just start over with something more fair and equal?
Posted on 08/08/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT by sickoflibs
Now that we have a president who was brave enough to stand up for marriage equality (same-sex marriage) we have turned the corner. Being the first (half) African-American President he understands oppression first hand from his years at Harvard Law (he read all about it there) and so he empathizes with the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transvestite (LGBT ) community and he has taken a bold, brave and historic stand for them in this election year.
But I think his actions have not gone far enough. Marriage itself is a primitive tribalistic ritual created by men to dominate women and more-so to make LGBTs, those with alternative lifestyles and orientations, feel inferior to the majority. This is clearly a hate-based legal sanctum. This government endorsed hate-ritual cannot be saved at all if we are to have social justice and fairness and equality in this county. Opposition to marriage equality is akin to slavery. Saving marriage would be like fixing slavery by creating a term called slavery-equality which allows blacks to own slaves themselves. That would be immoral just like trying to save marriage would.
So what can be done to right this injustice? First we need to re-elect Obama and then we need to convince two of the conservative justices, ideally Scalia and Thomas, to retire. This will require plenty of continuous protest and harassment of them personally to make them see the error of their ways and resign but it will eventually work.
After that Obama should appoint two more fair minded wise (liberal) justices to the court, one of which should be the first homosexual and the other the first transvestite, both who will understand the bonds of unfairness and are willing to rule the act of marriage totally unconstitutional by using the constitution correctly. The constitution should be viewed as a symbol of our vision of the way we think the world should be to be fair, not as a set of written rules that we must follow. The written constitution was written by a bunch of white-men-racist-sexist-homophobes and so the words in it mean nothing to us.
This judicial constitutional decision will of course will invalidate marriage for everyone in the country at once and throw millions of couples and their childrens lives into total chaos. In the same ruling the Supreme court needs to give the congress the set of guidelines to pass a complete replacement for marriage that gives back traditional opposite sex couples their benefits and recognition, but at the same time it treats LGBTs equally to them under a new label. What choice will congress have but to pass it?
I propose a new legalized domestic partner legal sanction that completely replaces marriage called the duel-partnership-domestic-contract that allows any pairs of adults to join together in getting the special legal benefits of marriage like paying the AMT, social security for spouses and most important full social recognition. Then this country will be fair and we can be proud of it, OK, maybe its not that far but at least some progress will have been made.
It also needs to overturn DOMA as a hate based law. You cant defend hate
Is this some sort of satire? I’m a little tired of all the satire posts.
Maybe this one is more to your liking:
I think the better approach would be to flatten the tax code, stop trying to manipulate people with it, and get government out of the business of marriage regulation. It makes a mess out of everything else it touches, and so seems like the more fitting thing to have marriage be the very personal and spiritual thing it was intended to be instead of the very public thing to be mocked by social deviants that it has become.
Yes, I do like that one better. Not trying to be offensive, but between the satires and the fools flouncing off to “other” sites, I never know what I’m reading any more.
Well, it can't be serious. Don't know why crap like this is posted at all. What gives?
Well written satire should leave you unsure.
Regardless of these other two humorless posters on here, I thought it was funny, and yes even I could tell it was satire.
Marriage is an institution designed to foster the type of environment found to produce the best possible outcome for the children. The societal mores and strictures of traditional marriage are and have always been about the children.
Well now we’re talking epistemology....I’m unsure of everything.
At least....I think I am....
Stopped reading the garbage after reading the first two sentences... =.=
Time to remember that marriage is about reproduction: it takes two of different kinds, one cannot viably/reliable do a good job of it alone, society should persuade the two to raise their offspring (not dumping them upon society at large), and that society at large should facilitate/encourage/enforce that union that the species may continue well.
People are free to pursue happiness as they see fit.
Quality procreation, being vital to society’s continuation, needs some legislative incentives.
It’s not your father’s internet any more!
“...and get government out of the business of marriage regulation....”
Beat me to it! There are so many facets of daily life that are not the governments job. So many of these have become commonly accepted as to make the founders original intent completely incomprehensible to large swaths of the electorate.
government regulation of schools - turns out there was no better way to expedite the march to socialism than through mandated attendance in government sponsored/government-union-run/government-curriculum-approved tovarish factories
government regulation of medicine and doctors - 12 years to get any medicine to market, doctors required to hold usurious malpractice insurance, healthcare versus medicine (read treatment$$$$$ versus CUREs)
Government regulation of the food we eat - The food pyramid, mind numbing, amino acid sapping grains and carbohydrates at the bottom, mind stimulating, amino acid supporting meat at the top......and a nanny mayor regulating the size of a soda....
Government support programs that do not actually support, but are a drain on the government that shouldn’t be in this business at all
Government regulation of the automotive industry - Benjamin Tucker
Government regulation of interpersonal relationships - read commerce, read marriage
All these have become accepted as the role of government, and the huge self sustaining monolithic bureaucracy it becomes.
Back the government out of all of these and watch the American Experiment flourish.
hell its prolly in the bambamcare bill, we just havent 'read it' far enuff yet...
That brings up another idea I had.
Is it time to outlaw natural sex based reproduction too? Nature was very discriminatory in this process, almost hateful.
If we outlawed natural sex based reproduction effectively (maybe an operation on females after birth) it would eliminate unwanted pregnancies and allow the government to regulate births based on social and scientific goals, and 'level the playing field' on diversity of the population.
just a thought.
I’ll say this: it’s head and shoulders above anything John Semmons has ever posted.
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