blog about Virginia policy and politics on Bacon’s
Rebellion and Bearing Drift, as
well as other topics at my own blog, Deo
Vindice. Recent discussions about
Virginia’s Marriage Amendment vote in
November 2006 have surprised me. I’m amazed
at how some bloggers are clueless why the
Commonwealth of Virginia has legal guidelines
on marriage or sexual behavior. Their
questions are as basic as “why is there
air” to natural sciences.
let’s look at the A, B, C’s of marriage.
is the state interfering with sex? Keep the
government out of our bedrooms.
produce societies that range from tiny tribes
to great civilizations – all have
governments. Every society that has existed in
5,000 years of recorded history – and by
extrapolation to the start of humankind –
has three categories of sexual behavior.
Approved as honored, disapproved but
tolerated, and punished as forbidden.
lines among these three categories have varied
widely, bizarrely, across centuries and
continents through thousands of cultures.
Since Virginia is a state in a federal
republic under the Rule of Law, the
legislature makes the rules on what sexual
behavior is forbidden and punished. That’s
why it is illegal to go naked, have sex in
public, have sex with children, and commit
incest or bestiality. If Virginia were a
monarchy, theocracy, dictatorship, oligarchy,
plutocracy, democracy, tribe, clan or any
other government, the rules for sexual
behavior would be made differently. But, there
would be rules for sexual behavior. There
always will be.
does government interfere with marriage?
is a religious institution. Pretend that
Virginia was a Liberal Human Secularist Pagan
state that worshipped the God of the small
‘g’ – self. If that were the case, just
like in the avowed atheist communist countries
and old revolutionary France, the state
regulates marriage. Every state has a
compelling interest in making rules about
marriage. It has nothing to do with religion.
first duty of the state is to survive.
Marriage and the family are essential to the
survival of the state. The family is the basic
unit of society and our American Civilization.
Marriage civilizes men. A family with a father
and a mother is the best formula for raising
children into citizens who don’t commit
crimes, take drugs, abuse alcohol, have
promiscuous sex and get diseases and who
finish school, work productively, provide
financially and give expensive care for one
another throughout life. Single parents and
unmarried couples are legal, but less than the
best family models for the state.
are heroic single mothers and fathers, who
prove the rules by their exceptions. The
prisons are full of fatherless men. The
statistics are clear on how to promote every
social pathology – just discourage marriage.
The destruction of the black family since
welfare promoted fatherless households is well
is marriage limited to heterosexuals? Isn’t
isn’t a ‘right’ to marriage. Marriage is
regulated for the state by age, gender,
competency and blood relationships. You can
have any religious ceremony called
‘marriage’, but only those marriages
meeting the legal qualifications are lawful
marriages to the state.
culture ever confused homosexual sex with
marriage. Only modern liberals deliberately
fuzz the issue. Never in 5,000 years. Even
civilizations that promoted homosexuality
during their decadent, declining years
didn’t have homosexual marriage. It never
happened, ever, because it is an artifice –
for the state is about families. Homosexuals
can never procreate children with one another.
Biologically impossible. The state is not so
intrusive to inquire about the fertility of
heterosexual couples because at any adult age
a man can ‘father’ and a woman can
‘mother’ an adopted child.
activist bloggers call the idea of men as
fathers and women mothers exclusively as –
get this – “an abstract model of gender
bipolarity”. How wrong. No man can
ever mother like a woman. No woman can ever
father like a man. A single parent may be
wonderful, but is never the complete,
complementary, missing other gender. No
homosexual man, however effeminate, can be a
mother. Likewise, the most ‘dyke’ lesbian
never can be a real father. Basic biology.
and lesbians who call themselves families have
to procure their children from someone else.
One parent may be the biological parent, but
not both, obviously.
is marriage for heterosexuals only in
Virginia? It’s so unfair.
the General Assembly determines the rules for
marriage, lawmakers' understanding will
reflect the consensus culture on what is right
or wrong. If Virginia were Muslim, a man could
have four wives. If Virginia were ancient
Jewish Israel, old Mormon Utah or tribal pagan
Africa, a man could have many wives. If
Virginia were particular Pacific Island
tribes, a woman could have many husbands. If
Virginia were an Eskimo tribe, husbands and
wives could share each other. If Virginia were
ancient Rome or Greece, there would be a lot
of homosexual behavior and prostitutes, but
marriage would still be between one man and
400 years legislators in Virginia have had a
Judeo-Christian worldview. That cultural
outlook determines that marriage is between
one man and one woman exclusively. If you
reject that standard, then you can not deny
polygamy, polyandry, incest, group marriage,
or changing the age of consent for pedophiles.
There is no legal basis to deny these diverse
sexual behaviors the lawful status of marriage
when you trash the current law. Where is it
written that incest, polygamy and bestiality,
etc. are wrong but monogamous homosexuality
(aping real marriage) is right? It isn’t.
Liberals are just making it up as they go
marriage doesn’t threaten my marriage.
Let homosexuals be happy, monogamous and raise
children in wonderful middle class
marriage threatens the state, not your
marriage. Nordic countries that have
homosexual civil unions see a drastic drop off
in normal marriages. Marriage with father and
mother as heads of the family, is a basic
building block for civilization. Social ills
which cost the society and individuals great
pain follow the break down of marriage. The
destruction of marriage and the family is a
huge step to destroy American Civilization.
defend Virginia for marriage with your vote.
July 10, 2006