I expect that we will find out soon if it is, and the courts will undoubtably use Loving v. Virginia as the main precedent.
"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15." -Ronald Reagan
Last edited by Goobieman; 10-16-09 at 12:21 PM.
Maybe this Justice is simply ignorent of the facts regarding actual mixed couples. Jumping right to the 'racism' card discredits real instances of racism.
Hanlon's razor FTW
Last edited by Jerry; 10-16-09 at 12:10 PM.
Cultural differences can be striking but this isn't limited to race. Has he also denied Irish and Russians from marrying? Has he denied the marriage of a Yankees fan and a Redsox fan for fear of the children? Ignorance is assuming skin color equates to major cultural differences.
Last edited by Gibberish; 10-16-09 at 12:15 PM.
"Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
- Warren Buffett
Freedom is beneficial first of all because it makes people happy. That's it most direct benefit; there is an exhileration in simply being free and being able to do address reality according to your inclinations. A rather esoteric but important benefit. If people long go without it, they will become discontent and probably rebel and cause chaos.
Then there is the fact it gives people the ability to adapt, economically, to confront obstacles and adapt to new situations according to their own specifications, usually resulting in a better outcome for themselves than if it had been micromanaged by a collective. In short, a multitude of practical benefits.
Problem is, you can't priotize freedom exclusively because it leads to conditions where it is likely to be lost in chaos and general unhappiness. Certain parameters have to be set, like prohibitions against rape and murder. Generally, the intrinsic value and general usefulness of freedom for both individuals and society makes it so you have to let people do as they wish unless a sufficiently compelling crisis emerges.
Any hazing experienced by racially mixed children is speculative in that it might not actually happen to the extent imagined, it might not have the negative influence envisioned, or not to a crippling degree, or indeed, that it could even build character and result in the child becoming a better person overall. Prohibiting interracial marriages is not a sensible policy.
Last edited by Morality Games; 10-16-09 at 12:16 PM.
If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.
I know this is just a shot in the dark, but what if this couple did not intend to have children? The premise behind denying them a marriage license is so completely full of ****, it is turning my eye's brown reading it....
It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911