By Christopher Hansen,
Once again the Christian Reich Republicans show their ignorance about fundamental rights. I watched, in horror, last night on Jon Stewart’s, The Daily Show, as Mike Huckabee said that in our country marriage is a “privilege.” That’s right the sacred fundamental religious rite and right of marriage is a privilege.
Huckabee proved, with this statement, that he does not know the difference between a right and a privilege. Of course most Americans do not know either and have sold their birthrights for a mess of pottage made from licenses too numerous to mention.
Remember this: If marriage is a privilege then the government can outlaw it entirely. A privilege is a creation of the government and they can end it through legislation just like they created it. It can require, as Great Britain does, that every marriage be performed in a secular government ceremony. It means that the government could outlaw churches from preforming any religious ceremony relating to marriages. Why? Because the government created marriage so only they can perform marriages. That’s right…No more Church or Temple marriages of any kind but only those observed and approved of by the government or its employees.
But the fact is that marriage existed before the government of any State and before the U.S. Federal government was created by the States. Marriage is not a privilege. A privilege is something created by the government. Voting is right. However voting for your Congressmen is a privilege created by the creation of our Republican forms of government. Having a license to practice law is a privilege. Performing a religious rite is not a privilege. But it is indeed a right that the government has stolen from We the People. Marriage is a religious act that has been stolen by the government so that they could steal your children and place them in government indoctrination mills (called government schools), license your marriage for profit (you have to pay for a marriage license) and create a marriage that has within it three parties. You, your spouse and the government, all within the marriage contract and with duties within that contract.
Do you support marriage licensing laws? If you do then you support something that did not exist in America when the Constitution was written. Marriage license laws were ONLY for mixed marriages to prevent black men from marrying white women or white men from marrying American Indians, or Chinese women from marrying black men etc. It was racist at its very foundation.
Nevada did not have marriage license laws until the 1940s. That was also when we got the “Liberty tax” AKA Income tax on the average American. It was when Social Secuirty was just getting under way. It was when the Federal government was moving to destroy state’s rights and steal Americans wealth using the Federal Reserve banksters with their fiat money system. It was during the great power grab and the voluntary enslavement of Americans into these “privileges” schemes where one must ask the government for the privilege to work, read, marry, travel, cook, hunt, fish, etc.
Ask yourself. Is marriage a religious covenant? If not, where are its roots to be found. People can live together and have sexual relationship in the USA without a marriage license. So why are people that believe you should be married before having sexual relationships required to ask the government permission to perform a religious activity? What ever happened to “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”? It died in the quest for government to turn natural rights, given us by a Creator, into privileges to be licensed, regulated and controlled by the government.
Did you know that Nevada requires ministers to get a license in order to marry you and your prospective spouse so that the government can share your bed and have a say in the upbringing of your children?
I am proud to say that my son, Nicholas and his brave wife Alissa were married under the common law which is still allowed in Colorado. They obtained no license. The government is not a part of their marriage and yet it is still forced to recognize that marriage. They only have two participants in their marriage and not a government required MÃ©nage Ã trois. Thank God for Colorado.
Marriage today is done, not for the reasons Christian and Jews and Muslims of the past married, but to be eligible for Socialist benefits. In fact the real reason that Gays are demanding to have their relationships recognized by the government as being a marriage is so that they can claim those same socialist benefits so-called good Christians seek after. They can already have church ceremonies and live together and contract to do EVERYTHING that heterosexual couples can do. What they cannot do is get government benefits and privileges that are granted to heterosexual couples.
If we just removed government from marriage then there would be no legal battle over who is married and who is not because the government would not be in bed with homosexuals or heterosexuals.
But then the powers at be, like the government that seeks to keep you paying for those licenses, encourages you to fight against other groups. Gays against Straights, Blacks against Whites, Christians against Muslims etc. etc. instead of organizing together to throw off these privilege masters and restore our Creator granted rights we spend our time hating all the other slaves.
So go and get yourself a license and remember that government can only require a license for a government created privilege.