Thursday, May 10, 2012

Expedience

I see that our President has evolved on the issue of gay marriage and has decided that it's probably okay.  Lots of pundits are having a field day with his decision, but I think it smacks of simple political expedience.  He's got nothing on jobs, on the economy, on defense, on commerce.  May as well pander to his base, especially after his Vice President let the cat out of the bag.

The libertarian in me wonders why the State cares about marriage at all.  From the perspective of the State, a marriage is nothing but a contract between two persons.  It can be dissolved as easily as it is negotiated and has no real meaning except as it can be enforced.

The Christian in me returns to the teachings of Jesus, who told us in Matthew:
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’[a] and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’[b]? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Jesus is talking about divorce here, but He was careful to talk about a man and a woman.  If you believe, as I do, that the institution of marriage was instituted by God, then our President is on shaky ground if he tries to tamper with it.  May God have mercy on his mortal soul.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Concur.

Gerry Nygaard said...

I was kinda wonderin' myself what eezakly has marriage of any kind to do with the Fed.gov? I can see a State's concern. Too dang much Fed.gov in too many places. Think how much cheaper it would be to run this Nation if the Fed.gov was cut back to it's Constitutional limits.

There are something like 550 people responsible for running the country, 550! Perhaps a million of us should go to WASH Dee Cee and convince the lot of 'me to resign, and let a fresh 550 take up the job. Might things go a bit better?

Gerry Nygaard