|The "Power Is Now Speaking" But The "Truthiness" Of His Words Are Questionable|
|The Most Rapid Evolution In Human History|
President Obama's views on his definition of traditional marriage has "evolved", just in time for the 2012 election season.
The executive branch has decided that the "Defense Of Marriage" law is unconstitutional and will no longer defend THIS law of the land. This once again proves its power to cherry pick laws.
Last night I watched "Thurgood" on HBO. This was the one man stage show performed by actor Laurence Fishburn about life of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
One of the criticisms that Marshall levied on Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr was that by breaking the law to make his point he was undercutting the efforts of Marshall ad the NAACP in USING the law and having it ENFORCED to make the social change that they both desired in common.
Marshall specifically called out GOVERNMENTS for their choice to ignore laws that they disagreed with. The fact that "Brown V Board" was settled favorably meant nothing until the various governments enforced this law. Marshall noted how President Eisenhower's lack of clarity about his passion to "vigorously enforce the law" in line with the US Supreme Court ruling - added decades to the struggle for integration in America.
I challenge everyone who supports President Obama to call him out for these very same reasons.
Black people have suffered tremendously from the history of the executive branches (at all rungs of government) that have ignored laws that they disagreed with but did nothing to go through the legitimate process of removing them off of the books.
Please remember - you will not always have a "favorable president" in power per your preferences.
It's A Good Thing That I Don't Leave Social And Cultural Matters To The Government. Secular Progressives Have Their Way When This Is The Case
Those who advocate for "Gay Marriage" do so from the perspective of their "RIGHTS" to marry whom they chose to. Further they make the case that they are being discriminated against with respect to access to government resources that they as a couple are barred from but which a traditional married couple receives for no other reason than their gender paring.
I am going to take this argument over "RIGHTS" and contrast them with the need for "Social Control" and "Social Order" and allow the compulsion of my argument to allow reasonable people to decide.
CDC: Marriage And Cohabitation In America
Central to my argument is that, while indeed marriage is an important bond for ordering the scheme for relationships with individuals in a society those who pursue the "These are my rights!" track often preside over a far greater system of societal dysfunction which their advocacy fails to address.
Percentage Of Homosexuals In The US Population:
|Estimated To Be 1.5% to 4% |
(12M People Using 4% Estimate)
|Percentage Of Black Americans In The US Population:|| |
Total Population Of Black People In America: 13%
(Slightly Over 40M People)
Percentage Of Eligible Black Americans that are Married: 29%
|All Americans||Percentage Of Marriage: 59%|
CHALLENGE QUESTION: How can those who claim the mantle of "progression" and "social justice" arrive at this point via their commitment to advancing "same sex marriage" while they get a pass for presiding over the condition of low marriage rates for Black Americans?
(Note: This blog forces upon the BLACK COMMUNITY. I am less concerned about what other people are doing. [The 'look who is in the mud with us' argument as a means of gaining comfort from other people's similar unconsciousness])
The answer to the challenge question is simple:
- Those who claim the mantle of "Social Progress" do so by focusing on the "new rights" that they have exposed to a larger group of individuals by going against the forces that seek to retain the status quo. Thus the segment of homosexuals that WANT to get married but are denied is their present cause for "social justice".
- While the larger segment of people who DON'T choose to get married, thus forsaking the benefits that a stable, long term, monogamous relationship has - the people who carry the mantle of "Social Progress" are rendered ineffective in setting up conditions by which individuals OWN UP to their obligations, submitting themselves to societal strictures (such as marriage) and thus giving up some of their personal freedoms so that a greater synergy can be obtained.
- Of this group of advocates that are "Secular Progressives" - they work to establish the government as the source of these benefits that the marriage relationship has traditionally provided
Do Not Allow Them To Disaggregate The Argument
Those who pursue the "Marriage Rights" angle of the argument seek to focus on the "special interests" angle and limit the scope of the argument to "These Are My RIGHTS And I Want Them".
When it comes to taxation, public accommodation and education - they are prone to speak about the "common good" that interconnects us into a "social contract". Having laid out the case for the benefits of marriage (some of which they also put forth) they don't feel obliged to address the comprehensive need for marriage, detailing a plan to get more heterosexual partners to engage as such.
In the end - Each society is mandated to decide upon the social order that perpetuates their existence and maximizes their interests. I believe that those who are allowed to cherry pick in deferences to their special interests ultimately fail to consider the interests of the larger society.
Preemptive shot: The typical argument will be : "Since there is such a small population of gays that seek marriage, as you suggest, then why do you focus on this insignificant population and not focus more on the larger group?"
ANSWER - "Right back at you!!!!"
The truth is - that it is THEY who are guilty of this. They know how to loosen the societal strictures but are incompetent in applying them via culture, instead preferring GOVERNMENT and the perpetual STRUGGLE.
The worst possible situation for them to reside in is in a zone where their theories are the final word.