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I believe it was Carl Marx who said that the only way to bring down America is to break down the family unit because the family is the microcosm of the nation. If the family is strong, the nation is strong; if the family is weak, the nation will crumble.

Quoting Marx to support Bush? LOL!

The divorce rate has been 50% since I was in high school 30 years ago. The family started crumbling back then, and it had nothing to do with gay marriage. During the 60's, coming from a "broken home" carried a stigma, but now more kids are raised in single-parent homes than in traditional nuclear families. Women were able to take advantage of more equitable educational and career opportunities and no longer had to depend on men for sustenance. That's what made marriage optional, not gays.

The Constitution wasn't intended to preserve social institutions. It was intended to preserve and enforce the individual rights and civil liberties of the people. Often, that's led to the abolishment of unjust social institutions, despite the fact that people such as yourself objected strenuously that tearing them down would be the downfall of our civilization. Our civilization is still here and the objectors either got over it or they didn't, it really doesn't matter. The Constitution prevents individuals and states from inflicting intolerance on others because of the equal protection clauses; there's no clause I know of that permits discrimination in order to preserve social institutions.

As far as Social Security and estate taxes are concerned, money has never been an issue in deciding civil rights cases. Abolishing slavery and segregation cost untold amounts, not just in cash but in human lives as well. What it will cost just isn't an issue in deciding whether something is right and just or not.
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