Redefining marriage a sign of a lost society

  • Article by: STAR PARKER , Scripps Howard News Service
  • Updated: November 24, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Apparently, liberals think the Constitution should be re-engineered every few years like an iPad.

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richieNov. 24, 12 2:35 PM

I`m a very proud Liberal and I`m happy to live in Minnesota, a state full of thinking folks. Times do change its the way of the world. allowing gays to get married if they choose to do so wont hurt a thing, and as far as I`m concerned the sooner the better, because I`m sick of hearing about it. this horse is dead quit beating it.

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sausageNov. 24, 12 2:57 PM

The problem is that the following is not occurring anymore :" Marriage is the institution through which children are born and raised and through which time-tested truths and values are transmitted from one generation to the next". Marriage has failed because society has let Hollywood and the media teach our children since the 60s. Even the educational systems are teaching what they want and not what they should. Fact: We have lost control of the dissemination of knowledge; of morals; and of ethics. As my father told me:"It is like trying to shut the barn door after the cows already got out". Perhaps it is time to turn to the wisdom the the elders and not the foolhardiness of the young.

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goferfanzNov. 24, 12 3:38 PM

We are on a bridge to somewhere--->sadly, it will be a 70-80% illegitimacy rate by about 2040. Our country is on the bridge to nowhere, America's economic decline inevitable. We can be the USSR of the 21st century.

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DanielDayNov. 24, 12 4:05 PM

"Liberals think the Constitution should be re-engineered every few years like an iPad." A very ironic charge to make to liberal Minnesotans, who just defeated a conservative attempt to do exactly that.

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hobie2Nov. 24, 12 4:07 PM

"liberals think the Constitution should be re-engineered every few years"... probably not the state to blame liberals for re-engineering a constitution - after the conservative's attempt to re-engineer the constitution over marriage.

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getcrazyNov. 24, 12 4:47 PM

"Apparently, liberals think the Constitution should be re-engineered every few years like an iPad."--------I'm sorry but you're just a 'bit' confused here. The GOP conservatives were the ones that put the marriage amendment on the ballot. I recall a different truth where the GOP conservatives were the ones trying to change our Constitution.

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imichelleNov. 24, 12 4:53 PM

Marriage isn't ever going to be damaged by the people who wish to be married, it is damaged by those who do not have the devotion to being committed to another person and isn't worthy of the trust that comes with that commitment. It's not the gender but it is the character.

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chavistaNov. 24, 12 5:25 PM

From the article: "Marriage and family form the pillar of any healthy society. Marriage is the institution through which children are born and raised and through which time-tested truths and values are transmitted from one generation to the next." Star, I hate to inform you that 12 year old 5th graders are having children today. Marriage has nothing, and I repeat nothing to do with children. There is no cause and effect between marriage and children, and the sooner you and the rest of the Republicans learn this, the sooner we can bring you into the 21st century and work on a couple of serious issue that you seek to ignore.

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getcrazyNov. 24, 12 5:55 PM

"DanielDay Nov. 24, 12 4:05 PM "Liberals think the Constitution should be re-engineered every few years like an iPad." A very ironic charge to make to liberal Minnesotans, who just defeated a conservative attempt to do exactly that."----Someone gave this comment a thumbs down. I'd like to assert a certain truth here. (that I am sure will get a thumbs down for honesty as well) What the person said is absolutely true. It cannot be disputed. Does the person that gave it the thumbs down actually think there isn't truth in the comment or do they not like that dishonesty has been pointed out in a clearly dishonest opinion piece?

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kd5757Nov. 24, 12 6:27 PM

"As American society has become more self-centered and materialistic, family and marriage have been imploding."........That certainly may be true but Ms. Parker, like those before her, fail to make the case that this has anything to do with same-sex marriage. If Ms. Parker is really serious about trying to strengthen family and marriage, she should focus on real issues such as skyrocketing divorce rates, increasing rates of poverty, infidelity, children having children, adults who are unprepared to raise children, etc.

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