Quote: Originally Posted by Graeme
are you trying to say that you want to be forced to give half your savings and things away when you break up with a girlfrend you dated and lived with for a couple years and had no children with, when you decide that she is to much of a lazy bum and not good enough for you???
Well, in no way, shape, or form do I imply that I want this (I don't think so, anyhow)...
I can have an explicit commitment without the government-enforced social contract. If anything, what you've said here justifies my feelings even more about how it's bunk: that the government decides what group of people gets the "right" of marriage, and decides how they shall benefit or be penalized
when taking or breaking this contract.
If anything, I am saying that I do not want to be forced, period...
What I said is a family unit mainly two parents praticularily biological parents who raise children, benefit society.
Agreed. Just like if a single parent or two gay people raise children, they can benefit society.
But that raising of the child has to be through-out the childs entire adolecent life.
To maximize this, perhaps the next logical move for the gov't is that they should ban other forms of the "not-so-optimal" child rearing, such as single parent families, homosexual parenting, et cetera...
And have they made a law yet to keep people happy during their wrecked marriages? Y'know, so the next generation benefits.
I'm not implying that you implied this. But it's something to think about!