Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Today is an important day for homo sapiens in the United States as it is Mother's Day. The day that we take a little extra time to thank the one person that was the vessel to our being. To every Mother, I wish them a Happy Mother's Day!

For Minnesotans this year Mothers Day takes on potentially a new meaning as the House of Representatives in Minnesota last week passed legislation that will re-define marriage in Minnesota. It begs the question: Why do we need Government to define marriage or unions when the decision is personal?

Last year when the Marriage Amendment was on the ballot, I did vote against it. The reason why I voted against it wasn't because I disagreed with the definition of marriage being proposed; rather my disagreement, thus my No vote, was with Government making an attempt to define a private decision. It boggles my mind that people, on both sides of the aisle, want to move our society forward and increase the freedoms for all people.

The re-definition of marriage is being seen as a Civil Right by the Gay, Lesbian, Transgender and Bi-sexual crowd. Trouble is that there is nothing in Natural Law or Civil Law that states anyone has the Right to marry another person(s). Unfortunately, over the past 200 plus years we have allowed our Government to incorporate marriage into the lexicon of law where simple contract law should prevail.

Those looking to keep the definition of marriage as between a man and woman are trying to use the very government that they rail against in the re-definition of marriage. Why are these same people not understanding that allowing Government in the equation is a loss of freedom?

So, as one sits celebrates the day with those that carried them think about the cycle of life and the happiness it can bring. As one focuses on the happiness, ponder a thought: Is my happiness better achieved privately or is my happiness better achieved with the assistance of Government?

If you are under the belief that happiness is better achieved with the assistance of Government; God help you. If you are under the belief that happiness is better achieved privately then join the effort to reduce the impact Government has on achieving that happiness.