Marriage: A Relic of the Past?

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All the "News"?
by Thomas Sowell
02/06/2007

As far back as the 18th century, Rousseau said that man is born free but is everywhere in chains. In other words, the social restrictions essential to a civilized society were seen as unnecessary hindrances to each individual's freedom.

It never seems to occur to those who think this way that if everyone were free of all social restrictions, only the strongest and most ruthless would in fact be free, and all the others would be subject to their dictates or destruction.

Marriage and family are also barriers to the left's desire to create a society built to their own specifications. Friedrich Engels' first draft of the Communist Manifesto proclaimed the end of families, but Karl Marx thought better of it and took that out.

In one way or another, however, the left has for more than two centuries tried to undermine families -- including today redefining the words "marriage" and "family" to include whatever kind of people want to live together in whatever way for whatever reason. If "marriage" can mean anything, then it means nothing.

The New York Times' long-standing motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print," should be changed to reflect today's reality: "Manufacturing News to Fit an Ideology."

For full article:
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=19298
 

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All the "News"?
by Thomas Sowell
02/06/2007

As far back as the 18th century, Rousseau said that man is born free but is everywhere in chains. In other words, the social restrictions essential to a civilized society were seen as unnecessary hindrances to each individual's freedom.

It never seems to occur to those who think this way that if everyone were free of all social restrictions, only the strongest and most ruthless would in fact be free, and all the others would be subject to their dictates or destruction.

Marriage and family are also barriers to the left's desire to create a society built to their own specifications. Friedrich Engels' first draft of the Communist Manifesto proclaimed the end of families, but Karl Marx thought better of it and took that out.

In one way or another, however, the left has for more than two centuries tried to undermine families -- including today redefining the words "marriage" and "family" to include whatever kind of people want to live together in whatever way for whatever reason. If "marriage" can mean anything, then it means nothing.

The New York Times' long-standing motto, "All the News That's Fit to Print," should be changed to reflect today's reality: "Manufacturing News to Fit an Ideology."

For full article:
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=19298
Excellent post! Actually the making of two posts, one on 'chains' another on, *never mind* we have the MSM covered. ;)
 

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There is no question that eliminating marraige is one of their top priorities. They've managed to nearly eliminate it in the black population, causing intergenerational poverty, and nearly 90% vote compliance. You have to admit it has been a brilliant stategy.
 

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