Facts speak louder than statistics

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Make Your Case And Make It Real

This isn't an opinion on gay marriage, it's an observation. Some are saying that allowing gay marriage is the start of the proverbial slippery slope where other things such as multiple partners or marrying pets will be accepted. Then the things we have to accept will get more and more bizarre and in turn cause bulk harm to our societies.

If people are concerned then maybe it’s time they became more active in their communities, more active politically and more vigilant instead of going with the standard response which is actually quite useless and has never achieved anything realistic whatsoever.

And what is the standard response when politicians and other known figures do something that appears to be bad? It is to call them fools and pretend that’s achieved something and then do nothing else.

Fools or not these people are doing things many do not like and they are all getting away with it since calling them fools doesn’t actually stop them. They don’t care what you think of them, only that they can keep doing what they want without any real opposition. Calling someone a fool is really just a meaningless act.

And now let’s look at how the U.S. Supreme Court gay marriage ruling affects Australia. Quite simply It doesn’t, it affects the U.S. It may be something our own courts can refer to but outside of that it means nothing.

For those who support gay marriage here, a suggestion that this country is out of step with the rest of the world is not a reason to adopt it here. The only reason something like that should be allowed is if it’s the right thing for this country and something like that is not decided for us by another country otherwise we’ll find ourselves obliged to adopt everything else from that country and the gay marriage advocates might not like some of the things we end up with.

In other words make the case for Australia. What other countries are doing, what year it is or cries of homophobia are not justifications for it. If you can’t put forward a case that doesn’t rely on mentioning those things then you don’t have a case.