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Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Why The Gubt is in Your Marriage Mix To Begin With

Got a debate going on down below about gay marriage. But let's step it back first.

Look, marriage shouldn't have anything to do with the state to begin with. But because they've fucked up the tax code so badly they're in the business of sanctioning marriages. That is, sanctioning some marriages and not others.

You people do realize the whole legalization of marriage (or lack thereof) debate stems from the socialistic setup that the bureaucrats continue to perpetuate and further. It's all yet another unintended consequence of socialist society.

Can you think of another reason why the government is involved in this private/personal issue at all? It's because they've got to draw lines when they make up laws to dole out money.

All of which is yet another example of how stupid it is to vote democratic or republican if you want privacy rights. Which begs the question -- why are the majority of gays democrats? The two-party political system's end is nigh.

Another novel concept -- let private institutions deal with marriage...or lack thereof.


Anonymous ellie said...

The death of the two-party system, are you also advocating a return to the gold standard? :)

3/15/2005 05:31:00 PM  
Blogger RUMPLEMINTZ said...


Once again, that is an opinion. Like I said, I could care less who gets married but it's up to the people. If the people through their elected representatives choose to have marriage remain between a man and a woman than so be it. It's that pesky little thing called the constitution.

Hey, if you want to ban all government involvement in marriage (probably a darn good idea) then have your representative draft a bill and lets all vote on it.

3/15/2005 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

Better yet, Rumple -- I'm gonna run for office at a much further future date.

And in an upcoming post, I'll take on this whole "that's an opinion" thing too. (hint: opinions stop where violence starts)

3/15/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...


I sure don't think the end of the two-party political system entails "returning" to anything. It's the future.

3/15/2005 05:47:00 PM  
Anonymous ellie said...

I'd say that we don't currently have a two-party system - but an elaborate corporate sposorship program. I can't tell what either party stands for anymore except they are "for" winning and maintaining the status quo.

PS - Gold standard? Yes or No? Don't duck the question.

3/15/2005 05:53:00 PM  
Blogger RUMPLEMINTZ said...


You draft the bill and I'll vote yes on it.

I sort of agree with ellie, both parties are heavily influenced by big corporations but unlike ellie I don't think thats necessarily a bad thing.

I do see a huge difference between the parties though, one at least is bringing up issues and trying to solve problems, wheather you agree with them or not is a whole different story, the other party has one issue and it can be summed up in one word "NO"

3/15/2005 06:51:00 PM  
Blogger Tower View said...

I agree with you. I think people forget that marriage is essentially a legal contract between two people, which is separate than the religious aspect. To disallow gay marriage, you are in effect disallowing two people to enter into a legal contract, which seems unconstitutional. Think if two gays from two different states want to marry... does banning their marriage interfere with interstate commerce? I think so. At the same time, if certain religions don't want to sanction gay marriage that is their own doing, but should in no way be confused with the legal aspect of it.

3/15/2005 07:59:00 PM  
Blogger Cody Willard said...

Gun to head on the gold standard question --- yes.

3/15/2005 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous ellie said...

Why so reluctant? You don't seem to shy away from offering opinions - isn't that what having a blog is all about? Do you have a preferred fix for our current monetary system?

3/15/2005 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous alex said...

Hi Cody, I agree with you but the problem with gay marriage is that this is a hot button issue for the religious right. They have siezed control of the Republican Party and are attempting to impose their beliefs on everyone.
My opinion is that they'll be unsucessful in the long run because this country has a history of finding the middle ground-eventually.

3/16/2005 06:38:00 AM  
Blogger RUMPLEMINTZ said...

Yep, you got to watch out for those eeeeevil Christians.

3/16/2005 10:40:00 AM  

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