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Unconscious *-isms are the worst of all...
> The notion that government has any business meddling in matters of the heart is absurd. Why should government get to decide which couples are worthy of marriage and which aren’t?
Under the laws extant just a few decades ago, my brilliant, accomplished and lovely daughter (now a 42-yr-old Ph.D.) would be considered a "mongrel" by certain knuckle-dragging segments of the population --- and back in those days, the laws would have agreed. It is mind-boggling that one troglodyte in Louisiana still has that much power.
This article is an example of just how powerful the government is if they have the right to tell us who we can and can not be with or if that couple is capable of raising a child together. I believe that civil liberties are more than just words, but rights that should be enforced in every aspect and the government has no business infringing on that right.
It is my personal opinion that banning interracial marriages is an irrelevant act and disrespects the precedence previously established in the Loving case. The government cannot and should not intervene with individual’s right to marry unless it has a very good reason. In this case a person’s race or ethnicity is not a logical reason for denying the privilege of marriage. The well being, success, relationship, upbringing or children, and so forth are all factors that should be considered by individuals seeking to spend their life together not the government. Bi-racial children will face the same forms of bullying as single raced children. In today’s society exposure to such discrimination and bullying due to race is not as common as it was back in the day when Jim Crow Laws prevailed and segregation was a big issue. Today we live in a melting pot of various people of various colors and backgrounds therefore there is more acceptance and respect for all people. People cannot help who they love and seek to start a family with. So what real logical reason would the government have in opposing such? If these couples choose to go against the traditional odds they have a right to be let alone. In all cases people know what they are up against and the challenges they face when they carry out acts outside the norm, for example homosexual relationships, but if these people recognize and accept these challenges that is there choice. There is no harm being done. My next comment may offend some people, but I feel there should be more stipulations on and mentally stable persons marring mentally challenged persons more than two people form differing races because in such cases as these there is the chance for the weak to be dominated by the strong and taken advantage of. Or cases where really young people want to marry really old persons. Yet in the end, no one should deny people of the right to marriage because what goes on behind closed doors and in the privacy of the home is not my business nor that of the government.
The ACLU is so full of B.S. and will eventually destroy the fabric of this "ONCE" Great Nation
Rest in peace Mildred Loving and thank you for living up to your name so well.
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