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PROP. 8: And so dies the republic

Letter by Karl M. Duff, Port Orchard on Aug. 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm | 23 Comments »
August 5, 2010 5:28 pm

The gay marriage “victory” in California (TNT, 8-5) is like the “victory” of a successful suicide. The victim is now beyond remedy. Those that didn’t know him scarcely notice or care.

Our constitutional republic is the victim and is moribund.

Gone is any significant portion of our society comprehending past constitutional government, now dismembered limb by limb by outlaws. The decision of our largest state’s constitutional referendum to define marriage has been removed by a single judge making up his own rules. “No compelling public interest in limiting marriage as between one man and one woman”? Really! You can tell a lot about people by their decisions.

I’ll wager not a single reader has ever researched the social cost of the gay lifestyle (state and federal health costs, shortened life expectancy, influence on child molestation, ruination of children and families, etc.) or its primary cause (failure of fathers). The data is out there and is devastating, but few know or care.

And what do thousands of years of biblical morality have to do with anything? Did it ever help sustain families or nations? Who knows or cares?

Life may go on, but societies don’t. Even with a twitch or two remaining, there is no remaining heartbeat. Our republic is dead, but does anyone know or really care?

Karl Duff, Port Orchard

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