Skip to comments.How different are the adult children of parents who have same-sex relationships?
Posted on 02/26/2013 1:03:02 PM PST by annalex
click here to read article
Let it be studied by sociologists. By all means. But, take it from someone who has been in a committed hetero relationship for over 55 years, our laws have already been shaped by a political lobby that thinks itself above accepting the conventions of meaning and description, established by society over a protracted period of time, and intends to instead establish by law a meaning conforming to the political objectives of a few.
Definitions, and descriptions, are supposed to facilitate communication, by contributing to the clarification or perfection of ones understanding of things and ideas, achieved through persuasion, until generally accepted by society. Reshaping the lexicon by law is a tactic employed by propagandists.
Sorry for the delay in replying. Almost missed your post entirely.
Yes. In a democracy, and that is what we are, laws are shaped by a few demagogues in order to further enslave people who would otherwise be capable of self-government. Nowhere is it as evident as in the legal framework in which families are supposed to operate.
More true than most people would understand . . . which is why I refuse to go along with the French Revolution and refuse to abandon the American Revolution.
The American Revolution was necessary. The French was a criminal exercise.
Yep. And criminal exercise fairly well describes what we are presently stuck with here in America.
Compute your gains: see what is got by those extravagant and presumptuous speculations which have taught your leaders to despise all their predecessors, and all their contemporaries, and even to despise themselves, until the moment in which they became truly despicable. By following those false lights, France has bought undisguised calamities at a higher price than any nation has purchased the most unequivocal blessings! France has bought poverty by crime! France has not sacrificed her virtue to her interest, but she has abandoned her interest, that she might prostitute her virtue. All other nations have begun the fabric of a new government, or the reformation of an old, by establishing originally, or by enforcing with greater exactness some rites or other of religion. All other people have laid the foundations of civil freedom in severer manners, and a system of a more austere and masculine morality. France, when she let loose the reins of regal authority, doubled the license of a ferocious dissoluteness in manners, and of an insolent irreligion in opinions and practices; and has extended through all ranks of life, as if she were communicating some privilege, or laying open some secluded benefit, all the unhappy corruptions that usually were the disease of wealth and power. This is one of the new principles of equality in France.
Bought poverty by crime.
What Burke describes is so eerily close to this days headlines, it is downright spooky.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.