Theodore's World: CZAR Sunstein urges: Abolish marriage

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October 24, 2009

CZAR Sunstein urges: Abolish marriage

Sunstein urges: Abolish marriage

Adviser compares institution to country club membership


The U.S. government should abolish its sanctioning of marriage, argued Cass Sunstein, President Obama's regulatory czar.

Sunstein proposed that the concept of marriage should become privatized, with the state only granting civil union contracts to couples wishing to enter into an agreement.

Sunstein explained marriage licensing is unnecessary, pointing out people stay committed to organizations like country clubs and homeowner associations without any government interference.

"Under our proposal, the word marriage would no longer appear in any laws, and marriage licenses would no longer be offered or recognized by any level of government," wrote Sunstein and co-author Richard Thaler in their 2008 book, "Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth and happiness."

In the book – obtained and reviewed by WND – Sunstein explains his approach would ensure that "the only legal status states would confer on couples would be a civil union, which would be a domestic partnership agreement between any two people."

He proposed marriage not be recognized by the government. Marriages would instead be "strictly private matters, performed by religious and other private organizations," he wrote.

"Governments would not be asked to endorse any particular relationships by conferring on them the term marriage," added Sunstein.
Sunstein slammed current government recognition of marriage as "an official license scheme."
"When the state grants marriage it gives both maternal and symbolic benefits to the couples it recognizes. But why combine the two functions? And what is added by the term marriage?" he asked.

Sunstein explained terminating the issuance of state marriage contracts would not affect the commitments of those in the "partnership."

"People take their private commitments serious," Sunstein wrote. "Members of religious organizations, homeowners' associations, and country clubs all feel bound, sometimes quite strongly, by the structures and rules of such organizations."

Wild Thing's comment........

Perhaps we should all live in hippy communes, gather around the campfire and sing kumbaya and hymms of praises to the Dear Leader like they already do in public school.

If you do away with that tradition and there is no marriage, then there are no parental rights left. The state will make new laws regarding children and they won’t be parent friendly.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at October 24, 2009 05:45 AM


Sunstein needs to be swinging from an oak tree and I don't mean in a swing.

Posted by: cuchieddie(Enemy of the State) at October 24, 2009 08:57 AM

It's typical socialist/marxist blatter: the government should be involved in EVERYTHING from what we eat to how many times we go to the bathroom. But sex, that's private. In other words: break down the family and religion, so ultimately we stand naked and unprotected against the almighty GOvernment. Seen it all before, heard it all before. See also:

Posted by: Eddy Burke at October 24, 2009 10:01 AM

Thanks for the link Eddy, I sent that to my wife. The government doesn't want any competition with churches. What an evil bunch we have in power. Pro-gay, pro-pedophile, anti-church. Anything they can do to accelerate moral decay.
Personally, I like being married. I'm no good on my own.

Posted by: Jim at October 24, 2009 11:56 AM

Sunstein has been a Left-wing radical forever. Like the rest of them they 'want a level' playing field for all, its only fair don't ja know. On the surface this sounds great, until you wipe away the dirt. His trashing of Marriage is all about leveling the playing field for the Homosexual, that way straight people will have no more rights than the neighborhood queer. All these Czars couldn't get the proper Security Clearance, thats why they are Czars, HAND Picked by obama. The Gays serving openly in the Military will be the next agenda of this leftist POS.

Posted by: Mark at October 24, 2009 12:35 PM

Put a blooper up that son of a bitches ass!!!

Posted by: Jack at October 24, 2009 02:15 PM

Satanstein is headed south in his final days, eh? GENESIS CHAPTER 2:23-25 POWER patriots! These ethicless and Godless lunes make me sick to my conservative stomach...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 24, 2009 07:01 PM