Skip to comments.George Will: “Opposition to Gay Marriage is Dying—It’s Old People”
Posted on 12/10/2012 5:39:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
Syndicated columnist George Will, appearing Sunday on ABCs This Week, said opposition to same-sex marriage is quite literally dying, because opponents tend to be older Americans.
There is something like an emerging consensus. Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. Its old people, Will said.
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Terrible moniker. Why is a surrender conservative calling himself Charles Martel?
The media espousing the view that if they can’t change the minds of the majority, infect their kids with re-education in public schools and hospitals, prohibit the teaching of a contrary view (up to age 18 in California) and wait out the “hold outs” until their numbers die off (too obvious just to kill them or force them to ALSO go to re-education centers, although many offices DO force employees to tow the corporate liberal position of CELEBRATING Gay Pride month).
“for their purposes 51% is all they need.”
So we should just give up and stop trying? Bullcrap. They are trying to pass it now because they know the train stops once the boomers are gone.
This is the boomers rebelling against their parents one last time. Once the boomers are gone, who’s left to champion this?
George Will, the classic DC Rino, again angling for invites to all the best cocktail parties. No pun intended.
So the young will not grow out of their morally degenerate views?
Well then, another factor in concluding the country just isn’t worth salvaging anymore. Let it burn to the ground.
It’s civilization that’s dying - right before our eyes. Fag “marriage” is just the latest manifestation of the corruption.
-— Marriage will be a spiritual act when government stops granting it bennies -—
The government must play a role.in defining marriage, since it must arbitrate custody and property disputes.
The problem isn’t government regulation of marriage, per se, but the degradation of the laws regarding marriage, primarily the advent of no-fault divorce and the legalization of artificial means of induced sterility (”birth control”). The latter decoupled fecundity from marriage, thus removing a logical impediment to same-sex “marriage.”
We know that Sodom and Gomorrah had plenty of what we call liberals and liberaltarians today, but they didn't have many social conservatives.
You think that the country will move right after the Reagan generation is gone?
If any good can be gleaned from the erosion of the traditional societal values over the last decades, it would have to be the unmasking of liberals who have walked around masquerading as conservatives the whole time.
Yes, it’s moved hard to the left since Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush, Obama, Obama. That’s 24 years of boomer governance. By 2016, boomers would have been in power almost twice as long as FDR. Enough is enough.
“So we should just give up and stop trying?”
Not at all. I voted for the amendment in my state. It passed by 57% or so. But I think that it probably won’t matter eventually. With the state involved, at least in the modern era, the definition it uses to recognize the institution is simply whatever judges, pols, or the majority think it is at anyone time. Thats it, thats all it ever will be. It could coincide with the actual definition, or it could be an impossibility like ‘gay marriage.’ And with the state involved, it can and will punish those faiths when they disagree with whatever the state decides to call marriage at the time. Pope Leo XIII saw it coming 130 years ago.
“This is the boomers rebelling against their parents one last time. Once the boomers are gone, whos left to champion this?”
Hey, I hope you are correct. But looking at the amendments, when and where they passed, and by how much, I’m not seeing a positive trend.
If you're in chains and the chains are chafing, seeing someone else's chain cut can provide a psychological boost. That's why prisoners cheer on (and even help) escapees even though they themselves are not one iota freer as a result. If society is overlawed into becoming a kind of prison, you'll see the same attitude in the general public.
Unfortunately, in too many cases, freedom-lungers are reacting emotionally rather than acting rationally.
“But I think that it probably wont matter eventually”
Where’s the money going to come to pay and prop up this nonsense? We’re broke. The gay marriage folks know this. They know that once the government is bankrupt the show is over for them, because nobody’s going to listen to them anymore.
There are plenty of us young folks who have had this ‘gay is good’ crap shoved down our throats by our parents and I’ve even been sent to a therapist to ‘correct’ me.
I know there are plenty of conservative freepers out there - but surely you see our frustration with your colleagues? The same hippy morons you dealt with in the past? I live with two of them right now (no running hot water because they can’t get their shit together to pay their damn bills.)
Hey Dave! How’ve ya been?!
Cowboys v. Stillers? Tough call. Last one with the ball blows the lead?
George Will may be right, but that does not change reality. Even if the government pretends that two men or two women can get married, that will not make these relationships real marriages.
I think that most of us agree that America was destroyed in the radical takeover by the left made from about 1935 to 1979.
Since then the left has run into serious opposition, and their gains have been smaller, and based on their biggest gain of all, the 1965 Immigration Act.
I certainly don’t believe he’s right. Plenty of opposition to gay marriage and the gay lifestyle among the young and even younger. The libs are still not in an overwhelming majority, if majority at all.