December 7, 2007

Civilization is sooo over

In an interview with GQ magazine, Republican presidential aspirant Mike Huckabee makes the following baleful observation:
There's never been a civilization that has rewritten what marriage and family means and survived.
What in the world is that supposed to mean? Presumably that that civilization will end which rewrites marriage. Like the civilization in Massachusetts. It's just ... over.

Then what? Back to hunting and gathering, and maybe a bit of rudimentary farming? At least then, taxes would be lower than they are in Massachusetts, so maybe Huckabee meant the end of civilization as we know it is a good thing.

But I would have thought an enhanced feature of civilization allowed for civil rights without regard to "race," ethnicity, religion, gender, and so on.

Civilization notoriously provides for the marriages of Britney Spears, even if they last only a few hours, or produce negligently cared for children. Granted, Britney Spears is often cited as representative of the decline of Western civilization, but for entirely different reasons.

From Lewis, et al. v. Harris, et al., a 2006 decision of the New Jersey Supreme Court, here's a few of the godless reprobate plaintiffs that are hell bent on destroying our civilization:
Alicia Toby and Saundra Heath, who reside in Newark, have lived together for seventeen years and have children and grandchildren. Alicia is an ordained minister in a church ...

Mark Lewis and Dennis Winslow reside in Union City and have been together for fourteen years. They both are pastors in the Episcopal Church.

Diane Marini and Marilyn Maneely were committed partners for fourteen years until Marilyn’s death in 2005. The couple lived in Haddonfield, where Diane helped raise, as though they were her own, Marilyn’s five children from an earlier marriage.

Karen and Marcye Nicholson-McFadden have been committed partners for seventeen years. ... [T]hey are raising two young children conceived through artificial insemination, Karen having given birth to their daughter and Marcye to their son.

Suyin and Sarah Lael have resided together in Franklin Park for most of the sixteen years of their familial partnership. ... They live with their nine-year-old adopted daughter and two other children who they are in the process of adopting.

Cindy Meneghin and Maureen Kilian first met in high school and have been in a committed relationship for thirty-two years. They have lived together for twenty-three years in Butler where they are raising a fourteen-year-old son and a twelve-year-old daughter. Through artificial insemination, Cindy conceived their son and Maureen their daughter.
The horror ... the horror.

1 comment:

Heraldblog said...

LEAVE! BRITNEY! ALONE!