Advocates on both sides of this massive divide we’ve created repeat the same erroneous talking point – that marriage is a right, or perhaps a privilege accorded by the Constitution of the United States, which isn’t true. There is absolutely no mention of marriage, the definition or personal rights – in the Constitution, which is the way I think it should be, because – I’m married, but I believe my marriage should not be approved by a State or by Federal Law, it doesn’t matter to me, I don’t need that sort of acknowledgement. Further, it gives wide-reaching power to the State, the Federal government, the Supreme Court to control what is, essentially, personal choice. I believe in limited government. I don’t want the government telling me who I can marry, or who I can’t marry, or – and this is important – threatening to penalize me, either financially, or with jail time for refusing to acknowledge whom other people can marry or can’t marry. It’s simply none of my business, and it should not be any of the government’s business. They have guns, and flamethrowers. They can kill your family and burn your house down if you don’t agree with them when they’ve written up new laws. I don’t like that.
Tonight, we are introducing a new segment to BlissVille. As you may or may not know, if you’ve been paying attention, this particular run of BlissVille episodes has paid tribute to an actor among men, William Shatner. So this next piece is my wife, Bronwyn’s, intepretation of the classic “horrors of war” speech from the Star Trek episode, “A Taste of Armageddon”. I hope you enjoy it.
I would pray for peace, if I were religious. I would say listen we’ve just been thrown into the fray of sexual equality, give people time. Wisdom is it’s own reward. Peace and understanding are what matters. The homosexual couples who were denied marriage licenses were preaching a fantastic doctrine of new Christianity, not the old fire and brimstone kill-the-pagans Old Testament stuff, but they didn’t want Ms. Davis to be imprisoned or fined or censured, and for that I applaud them. That’s the way to go.
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