Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gay Marriage is not inevitable

Maggie Gallagher predicted California would vote for Propostion 8. Congratulations to her.

She also had good points about fighting the Culture War.

I do so as a Democrat, sort of behind my own enemies lines.

But it will be Democrats who are truly progressive, who will work to ensure that we not only fight against gays marrying but also strengthening the institution of Marriage itself.

The problem is really that many of our mores have been shattered, and the law is now on the side of pr-marital sex, divorce, adultery, etc.

We need to find a way to safely promote monogamous, permanent Marriages that benefit not only the man and woman but society at large.

I am in the process of looking at revisiting no-fault divorces, increasing the burden on those who want to get married in the first place, deciding if the tax code should be used to help out, and politicians using the bully pulpit.

The problem with the latter is that so many of them are divorced or have fallen short that they have abdicated the moral high ground and are loathe to be called hypocrites.

Regardless, we as a people through our government have a right to define right and wrong and work to build a Great Society.

Craig Farmer
making the word "liberal" safe again!

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