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The Great American Hustle: Same-Sex Marriage
American Clarion ^ | April 2, 2013 | Jeff Myers, Ph.D.

Posted on 04/02/2013 3:37:12 PM PDT by fwdude

A Response to the American Association of Pediatrics’ Role in Getting Americans to Impulse-Purchase Same-Sex Marriage

By Jeff Myers, Ph.D.

“Ya got trouble, my friend, right here, I say, trouble right here in RiverCity…

Mass-staria! Friends, the idle brain is the devil’s playground!”

“Professor” Harold Hill, The Music Man

Anatomy of a Hustle

Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man tells the story of the classic American hustle: “Professor” Harold Hill pulls one over on the citizens of RiverCity using a tried and true method employed by sham salesmen, sham evangelists, and sham politicians alike:

Play on people’s guilt feelings.

Publicly win the heart of the most credible but resistant person.

Play the victim so people will feel protective and make your case for you.

Launch the whole campaign on a national holiday, when everyone is in the mood.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanclarion.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; ssm
Excellent article on the recent deception by the American Association of Pediatrics in support of counterfeit "marriage." The good Doctor exposes the fallacies and deceits quite well.
1 posted on 04/02/2013 3:37:12 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: fwdude

2 posted on 04/02/2013 3:43:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: fwdude

“Man/woman marriage is the only kind of marriage that has been demonstrated to have a stabilizing influence on society. To say that marriage as we want to define it is a stabilizing influence is to commit a category error of major proportions. It’s like saying ‘We know oranges are healthy to eat, therefore we are going to call the foods we like ‘oranges.’’

“So, does the AAP statement prove that gay marriage ‘helps children’ as the New York Times headline claims? No, it does not.”


3 posted on 04/02/2013 3:46:11 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
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4 posted on 04/02/2013 3:46:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: fwdude

bkmk


5 posted on 04/02/2013 3:53:04 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: fwdude

This is really getting old now. You all were more than happy to have fedgov sanction and subsidize your marriages and families at the expense of un-married tax payers. Now you carp and bitch when fedgov attaches strings to it. There are plenty of examples even in the movies of why it’s a bad idea to let the mafia don do favors for you. Same goes with uncle fedgov. If your vaunted institution meant that much to you, you should have kept the government out of it and not taken the graft. You lay down with dogs, you have no right to bitch about waking up with fleas. This is one lesson you’re going to have to learn the hard way. But most of you are still going to miss the point.


6 posted on 04/02/2013 3:58:22 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

Bitter, party of one, your table is ready.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 4:00:10 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: fwdude

As it turns out was just watching the BlueRay of the Music Man last night that was produced by the local high school. And yeah, the scam never gets old.


8 posted on 04/02/2013 4:00:59 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Future Snake Eater

Not bitter. Just tired of hearing people who play with firecrackers bitch when one goes off in their hand.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 4:04:40 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

We are being fed endless puffed up media reports about how views are changing, the shift is inevitable, etc., as well as fraudulent polls designed to reinforce the propaganda campaign. The Big Lie is alive and well.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 4:06:13 PM PDT by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: Orangedog
Your whole screed comes off like this guy from "Airplane":

"Shana, they bought their tickets. They knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em crash."

11 posted on 04/02/2013 4:08:24 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Orangedog
And you not only miss the point, but the entire argument.

Government DOES NOT "grant" that which is marriage. It RECOGNIZES marriage for what it is, what it has always been. And it MUST recognize it because of all the social externalities which result from this union.

There is very little, if anything, that government does to manage marriage. People can get married any way they want, with any kind of ceremony, or none at all, and conduct the entire length of their marriage as they see fit, without ANY involvement of government.

That a man and a woman are deemed to "become one flesh" when they wed is simply common tradition and religious conviction, if not an actual reality in many aspects. That they are TREATED as one flesh, by government or any outside party, shouldn't surprise anyone. This "one-flesh" way in which they are treated is expressed in the societal and governmental policies toward marriage, joint-filing of income tax (as one entity,) the right against testifying against your spouse in court (the 5th Amendment, testifying against YOURSELF), etc.

12 posted on 04/02/2013 4:10:59 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Yeah, it would be a damned shame if stupid actually had some consequences attached to it.


13 posted on 04/02/2013 4:11:00 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

A principled guy like you who’s going to turn down his Social Security has every right to complain.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 4:15:58 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: fwdude
It RECOGNIZES marriage for what it is, what it has always been. And it MUST recognize it because of all the social externalities which result from this union.

And then people started demanding government money and privileges to go with that recognition. Never mind that Article 1, Section 8 of the document that 21st century conservatives pretend to have reverence for doesn't grant that power to the feds. You wanted big brother's blessing...you got it. It's time to pay the check. Stop complaining now that he's going to do the same favors for the Island of Misfit Toys.

15 posted on 04/02/2013 4:20:22 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog
And then people started demanding government money and privileges to go with that recognition.

Well, that's another issue entirely, isn't it?

Isn't it?

16 posted on 04/02/2013 4:23:43 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: gusopol3
A principled guy like you who’s going to turn down his Social Security has every right to complain.

No, more like I know that Ponzi scheme is going to fall apart long before I get close to 67. I'd be happy just to stop having my pocket picked.

17 posted on 04/02/2013 4:24:11 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: fwdude
"Now that Homosexual Marriage is at hand, Professor gonna have his way with his "Boys Band"!


18 posted on 04/02/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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To: fwdude
Well, that's another issue entirely, isn't it? Isn't it?

And just what role did that fever swamp on the Potomac have in marriage before it started doing married people all those favors?

19 posted on 04/02/2013 4:26:06 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: fwdude

A male attempting to mate with the anal canal of another male is insane. A female attempting to mate with another female using a rubber appliance is insane. It’s like having Aunt Rosie come to dinner and she tries to shovel mashed potatoes in her ears while telling you it’s her lifestyle. It may be, but it’s still insane behavior.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 4:28:41 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: jaz.357
I must apologize to Robert Preston for using his image in my post.

I did not mean any harm. He was a great actor.

And if he was alive today, I would expect him or his agents to totally KICK MY A$$!

21 posted on 04/02/2013 4:31:24 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Contrary To Ordinary)
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Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

22 posted on 04/02/2013 4:33:41 PM PDT by narses
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Please keep ‘em coming! Thank you all very much!

23 posted on 04/02/2013 4:40:29 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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Well, you can have mine, too, if that helps. Because it’s very likely I’ll die with my boots on paying off what it costs to bring several children to adulthood in a long term marriage. ( I saw a cover on a magazine talking about something > $500,000/child in lost investment potential for instance). Whatever the federal government did for me is close to nothing compared to that. That’s why homosexual marriage is a scam, and the millions of others in my position are the ones it hurts. But taking your tag line to heart, call me an optimist.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 4:43:44 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: fwdude
I love my money.

Unlike homosexuals, I can reproduce my money. And do so without any help from the government. I have a full color scanner/printer.

If I am forced by the government to condone, accept and celebrate homosexual marriage, then the government should condone, accept and celebrate my new money.

After all, it is made in their image, in their likeness. And it is diversified into different denominations. As they tell me, diversity is strength. Ergo, they should be proud that I have been fertile and multiplied.

25 posted on 04/02/2013 5:05:25 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Orangedog

That is a very insulting way to speak of marriage.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 5:47:12 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Pardon me for pointing out the bleeding obvious. Or maybe for holding up a mirror that people don’t want to look into.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 6:31:14 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

Of course, you are aware that there are governments, Russia , Japan and France come to mind, that directly pay people to have children. Somewhere ,there must be something of perceived benefit to the government and society. One thing you can bet, homosexual marriage will bring about a baby boom, of adopted babies....not.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 7:02:15 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: Orangedog

“If your vaunted institution meant that much to you”...

It is HUMANITY’S institution, what do you mean by “your” are you somehow apart from the human race?


29 posted on 04/02/2013 8:14:24 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: gusopol3

I honestly don’t care what the governments in Russia, Japan and France dowith their livestock. I’m a little more interested in what the government here does with its livestock.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 3:58:22 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: cradle of freedom

Sorry, “humanity” lost ownership of marriage when the goverment did it’s leveraged buyout. If americans really valued the institution they shouldn’t have let fedgov submit bids for it.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 4:02:21 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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