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Posted on July 30 at 7:25 p.m.
Sexual intercourse between male and female is the way in which the human species reproduces. All human societies respond to this fact by creating and protecting the family unit through custom, proscription, and law. Most, if not all, the laws we have that regulate sexual behavior are in place to protect the integrity of the family and the health and well-being of children.
Marriage is the only personal relationship regulated by the state because it is the only one that has the potential of producing children. Restrictions on marriage - age, relationship, marital status - all are responsive to the health and well-being of offspring, not the needs or wishes of adults.
Not every act of sexual intercourse between male and female results in a child and the state cannot regulate sexual intercourse between consenting adults, so its method of giving the best possible chance to children is to assign responsibility for children to the procreative couple through marriage law. That some people do not produce children is irrelevant to the purpose of marriage law.
On Marriage: No Diversity
Posted on July 30 at 5:58 p.m.
La Raza claims a "homeland" in California. If Mexican immigrants want to establish Atzlan here and they are protected by a military force until they are well established how should the native Californians respond to the invasion? Are they wrong to defend their families, homes, land, and businesses? If they do defend themselves at what point will they be expected to leave or have "peace talks"?
On U.S. Helps Destroy Gaza
Posted on July 30 at 4:52 p.m.
Well over a million Palestinian civilians have been killed or forced out of their country since the migration of Eastern European Jews began nearly a hundred years ago. This invasion was protected by armed British soldiers. At what point did the Palestinian residents become "the enemy"?
Posted on July 30 at 4:36 p.m.
The concept of marriage between man and woman derives from and is anchored in our biology. It is the societal response to the fact that sexual intercourse between male and female produces offspring. Every society has ways of regulating sexual behavior and in our society marriage has been used to create a legal bond between two people that gives their offspring the survival advantage of having both a mother and a father.
Redefining marriage necessitates redefining other elementary words that describe reality - husband, wife, father, mother, man, woman. Such exercises make reality unreal. Adults might be able to accommodate this unreality because for them it is a superficial acceptance, but how does the denial of reality affect children?
People are free to have a private lexicon. If they want to call their relationship a marriage, their male partner a wife, or pretend that their lesbian partner is their children's father - there is nothing stopping them. However, we don't want laws that make it necessary to "explain" such nonsense to our children.
Posted on July 30 at 3:20 p.m.
When contradictions come knocking don't open the door
On A Look at Hamas
Posted on July 30 at 11:19 a.m.
If Hamas has imprisoned Gazans did they hire Israelis to guard the camp because Israelis come equipped with guns?
Posted on July 30 at 10:47 a.m.
Since "diversity" is pushed as a critically important "value" in many social formations Mr. McKee was just applying it to a another "cause" favored by liberals.
Posted on July 30 at 3:33 a.m.
Homosexuals are totally free to live with, have sex with, share their property, their interests and their lives with whomever they choose and just like everyone else they can choose to marry someone of the opposite sex and have a family. How can that be said to be unfair or unequal treatment under the law?
Civil marriage was instituted to assign responsibility to the procreative couple for the the children born to them. Civil marriage is a benefit to the state and to the child, but it is ridiculous to characterize it as a benefit to the couple.
Posted on July 30 at 2:58 a.m.
The anti-Semite perjorative makes no sense when applied to criticism of Zionists. Askenazi Jews are not Semites. The latest DNA evidence supports the idea that they were Khazars who converted to Judaism making the idea of a "homeland" in Palestine ridiculous. It is like Tongan converts to Mormonism claiming Utah as their "homeland" and having the British military enlisted to protect them from Utahns who would resist.
Posted on July 29 at 10:06 p.m.
They are called "rockets" and not missiles or RPGs because they are not weapons - they do not have payloads. Rockets without payloads are fireworks. That is also why they never do any damage - the Palestinians could fire "rockets" for fifty years and never blow anything up.
The Palestinians locked inside Gaza couldn't even get out to get the signature of a Jewish judge to file a civil action for property loss after Operation Cast Lead in 2008. Nothing gets in or out without Israeli permission.
The sides are so unevenly matched that the Israelis invented the Muslim suicide bomber to make the Palestinians appear threatening - and dumb.