Values, are they overrated?

One of the headlines in today’s Sarasota Herald-Tribune was about

English: 14th Amendment of the United States C...
English: 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution, page 1. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gay marriage..  Their here, or at least the licenses are.

So what is it about Homosexuals that upsets so many people?

In most places and times the family was headed by a father and a mother not by a father and father, or mother and mother.  Regardless of what people thought about this on a religious level, is it a sin or an abomination, society had decided long ago that the family needed a father and mother to teach the values that were acceptable  to that society….  This was an imposition of Values.

Years ago I had a class, called “Religions of the World” which actually addressed the development of Societal Values..   As time passed, and individual gathered into clans and tribe, before towns and cities, they had a religious/medicine man who would give out the values/rules of their particular god/deity.  The most famous of these, though not the first, would be Mosses and the 10 Commandment.

These people understood that for large groups to live together there had to be rules of conduct that helped people understand what they could and could not do.  These idea would help keep order, hopefully, in that group and prevent it from falling into mob rule.  That was the idea, in later years, of government.  The being a group that would impose further codification of rules that would do about the same thing as the medicine man/priest.

People had to be able to produce, food for example, and know that what was theirs was theirs.  Others had to understand that it was wrong to take from others what that person had produced..  Murder was wrong.

I know I am being simplistic.  I just want to point out that as society has progressed the rules have done so as well..  A good example is that we no longer accept slavery as being normal.  With the Geneva Convention we have even set rules for the conduct of troops in war time.

So how does this really matter?  Theoretic lay the idea of a man and woman being married had a number of reasons beside reproduction, which was what probably started the whole concept.  There was the fact that a woman and man would be able to relate to the problems their sons/daughters were having as they grew.   Both parents would be able to tech the children about family values, and how they were expected to interact with those outside the home..

Over the past number of years the concept of Family Values seems to have eroded to the point that it is not very hard, or unusual, to find a mother, with a number of children, who is struggling to make ends meet and influence the children because the fathers are in the wind, and have no responsibilities towards their children, sometime even to the point of refusing to help support them.  The helps contribute to the children having limited values, if any, as to their conduct.

So if the Family Values are going the way of the Dodo bird what do we care?  Parents are supposed to be role models to their children.  Can a same sex marriage instill the correct sexual role pattern?  It used to be that young girls had certain pathways that were open to them, and certain pathways that were closed..  The same could have been said about males..    As they grew in their development the parents would teach them the ideas they needed to grow into their path.

At some point the gender roles got confused..  Probably about the time that women wanted to get into combat positions..  This was not because they really wanted to go into combat with the men but, those combat positions were often time the way for progression in rank..  A woman officer in the Air Force might find that she would not be able to be a commander in bomber or fighter, or provably even missile unit as they were combat positions..  Real command grades required the progression through combat related jobs.

So the gender roles get murky..  The genders themselves are get even murkier..  There is a joke about a guy who tells his shrink that he is “a lesbian in a male body”..    Then there is the strangest of them, where a 5 or 6 year old decide, even though the don’t know about thing sexual, they are in the wrong body?

So, does any of this related to gay marriage..  Not directly.  Marriage, and the purpose of marriage, is one of those values that most societies had agreed on.  A man and a women.

The MIBBs (Men in  Black Bathrobes) had decided that the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution guaranties  the right of “equal protection under the law”.   What this means is that the MIBBs have decided that homosexuals, under the 14th Amendment, have an equal right to marriage that the heterosexual couple have, even though there is no such right listed in the Constitution, and even though, the last time I looked, Federal Law only recognized marriage as being between and man and a woman..

We have seen how the MIBBs have twisted constitutional law to carry out their agendas, just look at the twisted logic they used to uphold the Affordable Care Act. by giving the Federal Government the right to force people to join get health insurance..  Which is like forcing people who do not drive to get auto insurance because they might one day get a car.

How long before they apply the 14th Amendment right of marriage to family members.  In some states it is still illegal for cousins to marry, and in all states it is against the law for brothers and sister, and other members to marry..  How much longer will that last?

As the MIBBs turn their attentions to destroying the very values that make this country great we have to ask : how much longer can we, as a nation, last.



That Joe Guy.





By Joseph Bowen

Ex SSgt in Air Force Security Police... I had 10 years of active duty and inactive reserve. I have a total of 20 years, includes Air Force SP, security experience. I also worked 8 years and 4 months in the Garden Center of the Sarasota Cattleman Walmart. I also took the CCNA class at Sarasota Vo-Tech, when it was still called that. I am now, since 2010 a caregiver for my Mother. While I am now a registered Republican I am more likely to vote for whichever person I believe will do a better job.. In the last presidential elections I voted Libertarian, as I the two main choices seemed to be between lying crook, or an uncouth babler who could not be trusted.

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