Quote: Originally Posted by bobnoorduyn
By fighting to legitimize, either by persuasion, coercion, or through the courts, actions that run counter to societal mores is in fact forcing their morality upon others. What people believe will lead to their happiness is irrelevant, there are a lot of illegal or immoral things I could do that could lead to my happiness too, that doesn't make it right.
There is a world of difference between mixed race and plural marriages, a difference that liberals obfuscate in an effort to promote or legitimize their views. Race is an indelible part of everyone, it cannot be changed, you are what you are. Polygamy, homosexuality, philandering, etc. are all actions. Actions require a conscious effort; but you cannot stop being black, white, green with purple dots.
The government has a fiduciary duty to protect society at large and not bend to the whims of a small minority, especially when that minority is promoting actions detrimental to society.
I'm a straight guy and lead a monogomous devoted husband lifestyle by free choice. But I recognize that not everyone can find happiness by living my lifestyle and I'm ok with whatever goes on between consenting adults as long as it doesn't affect me. IMO, a secret affair is not a consenting relationship and I have a problem with that. In a plural relationship, everyone in the relationship should be aware and consenting. Plural marriages meet that requirement.
I can see how your version of morality and our antiquated laws adversely affects these people's lives. But I can't see how their version of morality affects your life, even after our laws change to allow Canadians greater freedom to find happiness in their "personal" relationships.
What these people do, doesn't affect you or me, it affects them. As long as they are happy with it, that's their business not mine or yours or at least it shouldn't be.
Yes the government should have a fiduciary duty to protect Canadians from people like you, who would like to make everyone else miserable. But that's not the way the law worked regarding homosexuality until recently.
Not everyone finds happiness by monogomous male/female, missionary position, no oral or **** sex relationships. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms includes the right to liberty, which protects an individual's freedom to act without physical restraint (i.e., imprisonment would be inconsistent with liberty unless it is consistent with fundamental justice). However, the right has been extended to include the power to make important personal choices.
The court described it as "[touching] the core of what it means to be an autonomous human being blessed with dignity and independence in matters that can be characterized as fundamentally or inherently personal."
Section Seven of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (external - login to view)
Homosexuality and plural marriages are "personal" choices and as such are protected rights. Protected from people like you who would like to stick their noses in other people's business and interfere with their happiness.
About time this went to court. When they win (and they will win) they'll finally be protected from people like you.