11 September 2012

The Bell Tolls for Marriage

Get ready to say goodbye to what’s left of the institution of marriage:
“Who gives a shit if people judge you?” he continued. “I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.”
And why not toss polygamy in there for good measure?

Hopefully, by now, social conservatives will take note.  This is what happens when you put the government in charge of marriage.  When you cede your spiritual/religious duty to people who have sold their souls for power, this is what they do to those things that are holy:  they give them to the dogs.

The thing is, the argumentation is sound.  If marriage is nothing more than a legal contract between consenting adults, why not extend it to all adults without restriction?  (And, conservatives, if marriage is more than a legal contract, why put the government in charge of it at all?)  If marriage is but a piece of paper handed out by the government, why can’t two consenting adults of the same sex enter into it?  Why can’t three or more consenting adults enter in to it?  Why can’t two related adults enter into it?  And why can’t these contracts be ended at will?

The simple fact of the matters is that once the state was put in charge of marriage, it was only a matter of time before marriage was corrupted.  Therefore, there is little point in defending marriage from the gays and polygamists.  The death knell was already sounded when the government got a hold of it.  The best thing to do, at this point, is to let marriage, as a legal institution, run its course, and start from the beginning once again.  Maybe the second time around we won’t make the mistake of ceding authority to the government.


  1. Hopefully, by now, social conservatives will take note.

    Unfortunately, the dopes think the answer is to vote for Mittens. Not only has the horse already left the barn, the barn has collapsed.

  2. @Carnivore- That's true. You'd think the collapse of the system might make them reconsider their priorities, though.