Well I guess it’s official, with that PSA during some big sports game or other over the weekend, Clint Eastwood has joined the Occupy movement. What I don’t understand is the surprise expressed out there. I never figured Eastwood for a tea partier. Far from it.
The Catholic Church seems to be standing up to some small part of ObamaCare. Odd. As near as I could tell these last several decades, they’ve been on board with most Progressive ideas. Oops. I guess they didn’t think it through. Oh well. May the backpedaling be strong and long lived. So if they get a waiver for their religious beliefs, you know what comes next. That’s right– Millions of brand new “Jack Catholics”. “Yeah, Mr. Bureaucrat Doofus, I converted, like three seconds ago, as soon as I learned that I could get a waiver.” So I guess the next step would be a requirement for some sort of official certification of membership from the church, etc., etc. Measures, countermeasures. As always in any statist system, we have, officially, different sets of “rights” for different classes of citizens.
If you want to get Gay Married, forget the lobbying, the sign carrying, the stupid politicians and the dog and pony shows and come to Moscow, Idaho. I’ll marry the two of you. My fee is fifty dollars. Of course I’ll require that each of you sign a legal document, transferring all your future earnings and assets to the other, and likewise with power of attorney. No double standards here. If you ever want a divorce, you’ll need a team of lawyers to decide who gets the house, the cars, the fashion design show, the various bank accounts, etc. You want equality, you can have it. But that was never what you really wanted, was it? Right now you have the best of all worlds– you can shack up with no legal or financial consequences, and split up easily and relatively pain free. With marriage it’s a whole different ball game, kids, and with marriage comes common law marriage too. But I guess it’s about the money either way you look at it. Spousal benefits are nice, but there’s always another side to it. You sure you’ve thought this through? Depending on what state you live in, how many of your past relationships could have resulted in a separation that would involve lawyers and splitting up of the financial and other assets? Really? You want this? No. You don’t, but you’ve been led to believe that you do. Suckers. Anyway; my offer still stands, if you think you have the guts. I have no legal authority of course, but it’s about the commitment anyway. Until death do you part, and we can combine your assets through simple, easy legal means. If I had my druthers, I’d get the government sanctioning nonsense OUT of my marriage. My personal life is not their business. Leave me alone. I just can’t identify with people who are dying to get the government IN to their private lives.