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Why Marriage? Republican Senator says gays create poverty and violence

by | 29th, August 2013

Bill Sharer NEW MEXICO state Sen. William Sharer (rep.) writes on his  blog:

“Procreation through the natural acts of men and women is the unique aspect of marriage.”

He explains that he’s not anti-gay; he’s just pro-straight:

“If we wanted to purposefully establish a culture of poverty and violence we would work to arrange for most children to be born to single teenage mothers with little or no family support. — Oh wait, that is exactly what we have done.”

He then talks about Alexander the Great, a notorious peacenik:

[Alexander the Great] directed his officers to stop “whoring” around and find a local woman to marry.WHY?

BECAUSE

“It is only through blood relations that hatred and war will end”. In other words, Alexander the Great thought that marriage was about creating and raising the next generation.

This is the reason for Marriage –

The creation and raising of children who have the best chance to grow to be peaceful, responsible citizens.

He then observes:

“Sex between a man and a woman produces babies – society needs babies – babies need both moms and dads.”

Concluding:

Marriage in New Mexico is between one man and one woman, period.

The entire post entitled Why Marriage is hereunder:

Humanity’s very foundation of ‘being’ is rooted with the bond between man and woman.

Archaeology shows the importance of the family unit working together as the first and most basic unit of human cooperation. There is overwhelming evidence that the unit of ‘mom, dad and children’ has been encouraged from the earliest pre-written record. The union between one man and one woman was the first and most lasting definition of marriage.

Marriage did not originate from either the state or any religion, and neither has the legitimate authority to change its nature.

Marriage may have been used for various power and control purposes at various times and by various cultures but for the average person the basics of marriage have always been about moms, dads and children.

Confucius (551 479 BC) A pre-Christian philosopher said:

“Other things may change but we start and end with family”

“A married couple is the basic unit of the population. The very purpose of marriage is the cultivation of virtue.”

“Virtue is rooted in love between husband and wife.”

Confucius identified 5 human bonds:

Ruler subject

Father son

Husband Wife

Elder younger

Friend Friend

Each of these bonds had specific duties and benefits. Only the bond between husband and wife included sex. Procreation through the natural acts of men and women is the unique aspect of marriage.

These 5 bonds were the very foundation of Chinese law for almost 2500 years marriage of one man and one woman is not a new concept. In fact, it is probably the oldest concept in human history.

Alexander the Great’s View of Marriage

Alexander the Great (356-323 BC) married a Bactrian woman modern day Afghanistan. Alexander may have engaged in homosexual activity, but he married a woman.

He directed his officers to stop “whoring” around and find a local woman to marry.

WHY?

BECAUSE

“It is only through blood relations that hatred and war will end”. In other words, Alexander the Great thought that marriage was about creating and raising the next generation.

This is the reason for Marriage

The creation and raising of children who have the best chance to grow to be peaceful, responsible citizens.

Aristotle Another pre-Christian philosopher

Aristotle (384 322 BC) teacher and mentor to Alexander, disagreed with Alexander’s directive to his officers. Aristotle felt strongly that ONLY Greeks had the virtues necessary to handle the freedoms Greeks had know for a century. Non-Greeks were less than fully human and the marrying of Greeks and non-Greeks would weaken the virtues of Alexander and his army. Notice that Aristotle thought that marriage was about men and women making babies.

Aristotle fully believed that marriage, between Greeks, was fundamental for civilization marriage between a Greek man and a Greek woman to make virtuous Greek babies. It was only with virtuous Greek babies that Greek civilization could succeed.

Further, Aristotle wrote in his book “Ethics” (350 BC) that women must rule the family. The family trained the young and disciplined the rest so they would behave ethically in society. In modern speak if momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Through out Aristotle’s writing his references to family were always about mom, dad, children and grandparents. Marriage has always been about raising children.

Indigenous peoples of the Americas

Marriage was a well established system long before any Bible totin’ Christian ever walked on this continent.

When Pocahontas married John Rolfe in April 1614, the concept of marriage was familiar to both. The story of Pocahontas and John Smith is famous but she actually married John Rolfe. This marriage was both for love and peace between the Powhatan Indians and the English at Jamestown. Notice Alexander’s

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