View Poll Results: Marriages without children should be dissolved

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Thread: Marriages without children should be dissolved

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    You're right, not all current marriages "promote the general welfare". Which is why the argument is irrelevant.

    To you, perhaps.

    I believe the defintions, the Constitution and the idea of using the incentives and recognitions and definitions to affect the 'general welfare' is very relevant.

    I'm thinking our elected members of Congress would agree as well.

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    We love our pets and demand the right to claim them as our spouses. (for legal purposes only)
    Love is irrelevant to a legal contract. However, all parties being able to understand and accept the terms of said legal contract IS relevant.

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    But to be 'married' and receive the recognition of the government, you have to meet the conditions that they (congress) Constitutionally have the right to set.

    Same as we all do.
    Congress does not have the right to set whatever conditions they want to

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    To you, perhaps.
    No, there are plenty of current marriages that do absolutely nothing for the "general welfare" of the United States. In fact, I could go marry the bum on the corner tomorrow and never see him again. So much for the legal contract "promoting general welfare".

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    No, there are plenty of current marriages that do absolutely nothing for the "general welfare" of the United States. In fact, I could go marry the bum on the corner tomorrow and never see him again. So much for the legal contract "promoting general welfare".
    It's an 'ideal,' Rivv.

    When you took civics, government, even sociology..... didn't you study the differences between "ideas, ideals, and implimentation?"

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Congress does not have the right to set whatever conditions they want to
    That's true, they have to follow the guidelines set by the Constitution (article 1, section 8)

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    It's an 'ideal,' Rivv.

    When you took civics, government, even sociology..... didn't you study the differences between "ideas, ideals, and implimentation?"
    I also studied discrimination and equality. Our government generally works to eliminate legal discrimination and inequality.

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    According to some on the anti-gay marriage side, marriage is for making babies. Therefore, do you believe that those who either cannot or will not procreate should have their marriages dissolved?
    So should people that stop having babies also have their marriages dissolved?
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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuz Life View Post
    That's true, they have to follow the guidelines set by the Constitution (article 1, section 8)
    Which says absolutely nothing about marriage so how does keeping state recognition of gay marriage illegal contribute to the general welfare of the US?

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    Re: Marriages without children should be dissolved

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I also studied discrimination and equality. Our government generally works to eliminate legal discrimination and inequality.
    So,... let me get this right.

    The government has the right to define the criteria for personhood, de humanize and disqualify a human child from 'personhood.'

    But that same government does not have the right to define 'marriage' in a way that you think denies someone their rights....

    Mirror?
    Last edited by Chuz Life; 06-22-10 at 02:25 PM.

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