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The Goodness of Marriage

retiredfire Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:17 AM
I can understand gay couples wanting to use the term marriage for their unions to try to legitimize their aberrant lifestyle but isn't it ironic that non-gays, who advocate for same-sex "marriage", are the same liberals who virtually forced welfare recipients to eschew marriage, by granting easier, and more, free money to women who gave birth out of wedlock.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 10:04 AM
I am conservative, straight, happily married for 25 years and fail to see why having gov deny the right to choose the consenting adult a person wishes to marry is good

In most areas as a conservative we believe in less gov interference in our private lives and less gov in general

Now we have gov denying what amounts to a relative few people equality and the right to marry the consenting adult they love. That is big gov interfering on their lives for the arbitrary reason that some don't like their choice of spouse

That gov interference goes against conservative principles everywhere else but yet you like it here
Beethovens10th Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:47 PM
You're anything but "conservative." And I suspect you have a boy or two on the side.
Jack2894 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:58 PM
Boy Beethoven, that really adds to the credibility of your position.
Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 1:06 PM
Beethoven

I have been posting on town hall since 2006 with the same name

I have been supporting smaller limited gov
Lower taxes
Pro business growth policy
Strong national defense ( I am a retired Army Officer )
And secure borders
And pro-life
Following the US Constitution

I advocate against Obama and the big gov spenders in DC

Now you might think that means I am not conservative but if so, you have no idea what Conservative means

NOTE: This is the third column in a series of columns related to National Marriage Week, Feb. 7-14, 2013. The second column is available here.

G.K. Chesterton observed in The Superstition of Divorce that “reformers of marriage . . . do not know what it is, or what it is meant to be, or what its supporters suppose it to be . . . .” Marriage opponents, who today seek not to reform but rather redefine marriage, appear to suffer from the problem diagnosed by Chesterton almost a century ago.

In their heedless rush to establish the legitimacy of...