posted on Sep, 17 2014 @ 05:07 PM
a reply to: loam
The whole idea is dichotomous to the concept of America. America is supposed to be the leader of the free world. There IS NO free world....
We WERE the bastion of freedom but have become increasingly less free as time went on and the political paradigm of gain more power at all cost became
The idea that we have to limit freedom in any way is ridiculous.
Should govt. outlaw gay marriage? Absolutely not, but it shouldn't recognize IT or any type of religious ceremony whatsoever.
Leave that up to the churches.
If gays want to get married, make a church and get married. Nothing should stop them.
Get rid of 90% of government regulation and instead government needs to incentivize the things they want to promote.
Incentivization is MUCH more effective than regulation. Regulation causes people to look for ways around it. Create overseas instead of here.
Accept the 25K fines to make millions, etc...
If instead you are rewarding the people for the behavior that you're desiring in realistic positive ways, you will see that behavior happen more