Digger Cartwright - My Own Words
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7 Stupid Issues in America Today - Issue #4 Gay Marriage
7 Stupid Issues in America Today
Americans and the media regularly debate a host of social, moral, and religious issues. It is alarming to
see the emotion that many individuals have invested in these issues. Clearly, emotions have clouded
the rational judgment and logic of these individuals. It is good to be passionate about what you believe
in, but such passion is a detriment when trying to work to solve the problems of America and society
and often leads to divisiveness and animosity towards those with opposing views.
The debates seem to intensify during each election cycle when the politicians are grilled on their
positions and beliefs on some very divisive social issues. There are many clearly established laws that
relate to the issues being debated. While it may be interesting to see how politicians or candidates feel
about these issues in helping decide who gets your vote, their positions are largely irrelevant as their
ability to change established laws is somewhat limited. Further, these issues are irrelevant when it
comes to solving the greater challenges of America and restoring our greatness as a nation.
To me, it seems like there are seven stupid issues that people talk about, particularly in an election year,
and to which they attribute too much importance.
Issue #4: GAY MARRIAGE
Gay Marriage—Yes, I think traditional marriage is between a man and a woman, but do I really
care if gays and lesbians get married? Hell, no. Am I a little uncomfortable with the whole idea
of gay marriage? Absolutely, but who am I or who is anyone to deprive two people of being
together? If they’re in love and want to spend their life together, have at it. You know the only
people who win here—the divorce attorneys. There’s absolutely nothing to suggest that gays
and lesbians will have a lower divorce rate. I suspect they’ll be just like the rest of America
when it comes to the success rate of marriages.
I guess there is some mistaken belief that if we outlaw it, people won’t be homosexual anymore.
That’s quite a fallacy. It’s still going to go on whether they can get married or not. You mean to
tell me that politicians will support a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage and think
it will pass but yet they can’t seem to get a balanced budget amendment put together. Really?
Let’s get some priorities straight first.
Let’s make it legal so maybe we don’t have to see the marches and rallies anymore, so it’s not
so in your face all the time. Once they get the right to get married, there won’t be any need to
be so public about being homosexual. They won’t be waving their flags and all that stuff. They’ll
live life just like everyone else, the opponents of it will soon forget about it, and everyone will
just move on to bigger and better things.