Saturday, May 20, 2006


Hegel said that laws are made to protect the haves from the have nots.
So this week we find our lawmakers in Washington making two interesting Hegelian moves:
1. Passing S.J.Res.1 the Federal Marriage Amendment out of the Senate Judiciary committee and on to the floor of the Senate.
2. Passing a bill that would make English the official language of the country.

So, we are "protecting" heterosexual marriage from those supposed Weapons of Marriage Destruction (WMDs). Heterosexuals ,who bail out of marriage 49% of the time, are the ones who need help protecting their own serial marriages; same sex couples who legally wed in Massachusetts over the past two years (some 7300 couples) have the lowest rate of divorce--less than 1% (compared to the average 20% of het marriages which fail in the first few years).

And, after over 200 years there is a need to re-enforce English as our common language in this nation of immigrants??? Our culture is not strong enough to withstand the more recent waves of immigrants and their native languages???

Perhaps the haves are just protecting themselves from having to live up to "liberty and justice for all." They are strengthening their own gated community against the onslaught of democracy.

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