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And that is exactly why it is wrong. Heterosexual marriages benefit society, but gay marriages are only about getting goodies from the government.
They also invented pedophilia as a social institution, or didn't you read that far in Plato?
My goodness -- feel the love! As usual, a flaming liberal resorts to ad hominem attack:To disagree with you is bigotry, a moral failing and indicative of deep character flaws. You guys just cannot argue anything rationally on it merits, can you?
Marriage is not a right. It is a privilege conferred by society in return for the benefits heterosexual marriage brings to society. Marriage is not a private matter but a public institution. Gay marriage is not about happiness or benefiting society but about grabbing government goodies. I have no desire to deny gay couples happiness, but why do they need marriage to be happy? Do whatever you want -- it's your own private business. But gay marriage is about public recognition, public status, and public benefits. Unfortunately, public responsibility is not part of it.
Michael -- marriage is not about granting your son any right to happiness. He is free to pursue his own happiness and I wish him well in doing that. Marriage is not personal. It is a social institution. It needs a public document. It is done in a public ceremony that confers public recognition. This is done because traditional marriage between a man and a woman benefits society in many ways. If it is on the wane among heterosexuals, it is because it is a burden and an obligation as well as a joy (to the fortunate). Gay marriage, on the other hand, is about nothing but a cynical attempt to grab government benefits. If you are homosexual, I have no problem with that. Be happy and prosperous. But leave the public out of it.
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Educational Rot

mmekota Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:45 AM
This is often a bone of contention between myself and others. (Note correct grammar.) Many persons of my age assume that most teachers are good and dedicated with a few rotten apples. That teachers are underpaid. That was true in the 50's and 60's, but now precisely the opposite is true. Most school districts now require degrees in education and close the door to subject matter experts, assuring themselves that they hire none but overpaid blithering mediocrities whose first loyalty will be to the teachers' union and the Democrat party.
How? (Stupid.)
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Does Obama Hate the Poor?

mmekota Wrote: Feb 18, 2013 10:03 AM
Obama LOOOOOVES the poor! He just can't get enough of 'em.
Actually, Obama is supposed to be a leader. Reagan was a leader -- so were Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher, and to a lesser extent, George W. Bush. Great executives are great leaders too. Obama has no clue what it means to be a leader. I just got through watching several episodes of Bar Rescue and saw Obama in at least two of them. SpikeTV ought to try for a new series: America Rescue. We need an intervention.
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What Second Term Agenda?

mmekota Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 6:53 AM
Mona -- why do you think that Obama will be remembered as an irresponsible failure? His first term was a failure and somehow nobody remembered that.
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