Gloria, this has been asked many times and you still haven't answered it. WHO do we file this paperwork with? WHO do we "register" our marriages (or whatever word you want them called) with? And those of us who ARE married, when we disentangle the Government ~ are we suddenly no longer married? Do we have to reregister our marriages with this new non government entity? How exactly do you envision this working? You do know that this will never happen, right?
It is possible to know something is not realistic and will never happen, but still think it would be the best option. There are people on this board that think the minimum wage should be a living wage. I do not believe that is realistic or that it will ever happen. I do still respect their opinion of that is how they think it should be.
I do not think the Government will ever step out of marriage, but I do think they should.
Last edited by Potter75; 03-25-2013 at 07:05 PM.
Bonita...the living wage example is not close to this. That would be me saying...I promote and would work towards people getting a living wage...but since some people feel this is unrealistic...I want everyone to work for free.
It would not be saying that people should work for free. Perhaps it would be like saying the Government should not set a minimum wage, but each business should set their own wage. If they did not have a competitive wage, no one would work there. (Not saying that I think that is what we should do, but that that would be a better comparison.)
Well you are saying that you want to take away marriage in favor of just declaring anyone to be a beneficiary. Okay, a better comparison then is saying...I won't pay you a living wage BUT I will pay in the form of fruit. If you don't want fruit that's okay but you have the right to have the fruit and you can give that fruit to your neighbor, brother or cousin..whatever you want!