Civil marriage – marriage regulated by the State – should be banned completely in the United States. Marriage is a matter of way of life and belief, and should be left to the religious and philosophical spheres. Including marriage as a civil structure simply brings the United States one step closer to a theocracy.
Test all children for parentage at birth (eliminate the “marriage presumption”) and eliminate all governmental monetary ties to marriage. Have social security cover minor children of decedents, and allow people to designate one and only one adult to receive survivor’s benefits based on a decedent’s work record.
Allow adults living together at one address to either file one tax return for all residents or else to file all singly (single filing required for persons at government institutions such as prison halfway houses.) Better still, adopt the Fair Tax instead of the Income Tax and there is no problem with filing at all, since there’s no filing.
Of course, this would put a lot of family lawyers out of work, not to mention loophole accountants…
Unless you’re a gay-basher and like to beat gays to a pulp, because Jamaica is the happy hunting ground for such people – and by bashing I’m not talking about nasty names, I’m talking about attempted murder being not only OK but encouraged by many Christian ministers on the island.
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Benedict XVI has posted his message of “peace” on the Vatican website. This is Benedict’s idea of the central way to bring peace on earth:
5. Consequently, whoever, even unknowingly, circumvents the institution of the family undermines peace in the entire community, national and international, since he weakens what is in effect the primary agency of peace. This point merits special reflection: everything that serves to weaken the family based on the marriage of a man and a woman…
Bigotry against gays – just as was practiced in Nazi Germany – will bring peace on earth, at least according to the head of the Catholic Church.
Much as the Jewish community would like the world to believe otherwise, Jewish people were not the only persons targeted by the Nazi regime. Just as Jews were required to wear a yellow Star of David, so homosexuals – another outcast group – were required to wear pink triangles. (This is the origin of the pink triangle used in the modern gay rights movement.)
According to the Jerusalem Post, “A Jewish invocation will be used by ultra Orthodox rabbis in Jerusalem to curse the organizers of the Gay Pride March and the police who protect them.” A quote in the story says that “If done by a competent, God-fearing rabbinic court like the Edah Haredit, the people who are cursed do not live out the year.”
The Edah Haredit and Adolf Hitler: not so different after all, in the long run.