Should government intervene to save marriages?

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  • Bebyebe UUU, UT
    July 18, 2011 10:13 p.m.


  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    July 18, 2011 9:08 a.m.

    Wait, wait, wait.

    Big goverment should NOT:

    Bail out US car makers
    give the unemployment Americans pay into
    Allow people Medicare or social security they pay into
    tax the wealthy

    But big goverment SHOULD:
    Promote marriage (only if your heterosexual)
    Protect religion
    Give federal tax dollars to states who claim they don't want goverment 'infringment.'

    *'Herbert seeks disaster declaration for Utah as a result of floods' - By Amy Joi O'Donoghue - DSNews - 01/21/11

    *Gov. Herbert declares state of emergency as 2011 flood season nears climax By Ladd Brubaker DSNews 06/27/11

    *'Rick Perry (R-Gov./Tx), After Raising Secession, Calls For Fed Help With Swine Flu' - Huffington Post - 04/27/09

    You can have one, or the other.

    But if you don't want goverment in your lives...


  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    July 18, 2011 6:58 a.m.

    Get the heck out of our lives.

  • Brother Chuck Schroeder A Tropical Paradise USA, FL
    July 17, 2011 10:54 a.m.

    "YES". Social policies in the United States have never included support for fathers in keeping their families together. While trillions of dollars are being spent on welfare for women, (mothers?) and children, nothing is being spent for FATHERS. Resources such as United Way exclude services for FATHERS. State court systems have circumvented Fathers since before 1880, (See Hart vs. Hart 14 Philadelphia Reports 352) while bureaucrats, and politicians create families, (mostly women and children) headed and ruled by the state, leaving a social service void for FATHERS. DADS' purpose is to off-set the existing anti-male gender bias in our public social service funding, and expenditures by providing an opportunity of a tax deduction for your contributions supporting the services that we offer FATHERS. DADS' essence is a belief that FATHERS need an informational resource concerning FATHERS rights and remedies during the stressful periods of family breakup. Because states provide men and women no choice of marriage contracts with their marriage license, DADS herewith pledges to PRESERVE, PROTECT, and DEFEND the FATHER headed family, and to pass the history of FATHERHOOD to subsequent generations.

    Government should intervene to save marriages this way.

    That's my truthful views.

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    July 17, 2011 10:46 a.m.

    re: Instereo | 9:06 a.m. July 17, 2011

    When you think about it; the current GOP platform (God, guns, gays, & abortion, as well as other emotional wedge issues are popular because conservatives are more likely to be involved in organzized religion.

    Organized religion is based on faith i.e. feeling/emotion. Lets not forget an absolutist spin on morality where 1 size must fit all.

  • Instereo Eureka, UT
    July 17, 2011 9:06 a.m.

    So how is it that conservatives don't want the government to help banks, car companies, and then get out of health care, education, and any number of other things. Yet at the same time they want government to "protect" marriage. It seems to me that they want government to push their agenda all in the name of pushing an anti-government platform. How can you shrink the tentacles of government intruding into our lives when you invite government to regulate or our bedrooms.

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 17, 2011 2:05 a.m.

    "America's median household incomes have stagnated since 1980"

    The power of Reaganomics. Redistributing wealth from the bottom up since 1980.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    July 17, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    The reposibility to promote marriage lies squarely with churches. The majority of Americans, even people that are brought up with christian values are largely shacking up and engaging in premarital sex now. I think the churches in thier constant free market era of competing for members are not hitting home on the importance of chastity of men and women.

    I think the LDS church does a good job and I know of several fundamentalist Baptist families that have had great success with thier children. It's not just what the parents teach either, it takes much more influence than that in my opinion.

    Bottom line is the governmnet has no place in it. Making marriage more difficult to enter or get out of will just give so many more people the incentives to shack up instead of getting married.