OK… so I have been told that my view on this subject is everything from dismissive to discriminatory. I have had people criticize me names for this view and even had a couple people “unfriend” me on Facebook.
Do you know what this earth-shattering opinion of mine is, on the topic of same-sex marriage?
I DON’T CARE.
Yes… you read that right. I could care less about the whole topic anymore. I think that were you to really look into the minds of many of the politicians that spoke on the issue, one way or the other, they might not really care either, but since the issue makes great political fodder for distraction from real issues, they use it.
Right now, at this moment, what is going to affect you, the general populace, more? weather the two guys next door can get legally married or if the state cannot manage it’s budget and pay the Highway Patrol? If Mary and Jane can get on one or the others insurance as a same-sex couple, or if there will be another tax increase voted in that will take a little more of your money and give it to a group of people that have a history of mismanaging money to a spectacular level?
I am not saying that the issue is not important to some. I am sure that it is, and to those people, I tell you to keep working for what you believe in. Personally, I do not support it but that is not the point of this piece. I am not talking about my personal views on the topic here as to whether it is right or wrong, I am talking about what is more important.
When you look at all that is happening politically, there are some things that are so much more important than this right now. We have budget issues on a national level, we have border security issues, problems with the people that we put in office abusing that power with which we have trusted them, we have a nation that is, piece by piece getting itself into hock with China and it is only a matter of time before they start calling in some of those debts. Considering all this, and the many things that I have not touched on, is the issue of same-sex marriage really THAT important that we all have to fight about it, keep resurrecting it in the courts, etc???
I am fairly certain that my writing here will cause some of you reading this to think that I am attacking homosexuals, but I am not. I am simply saying that the fact that you like someone of the same sex is not important enough to me to warrant setting it above the more important issues of state. Issues like making sure that the country is not going to drown itself in debt to foreign powers, surrendering the sovereignty of our borders to anyone that wants to cross without going through the proper processes because asking them to do so might offend someone, especially if we have to tell them no.