"Get the government out of the marriage business" - Another lie by the liberals.
I hear from time to time the plaintive cry in support of gay marriage: “Get the government out of the marriage business!” While this has immediate appeal to some weak-minded libertarian-types, the thoughtful person recognizes it immediately as the deceitful tactic that it is.
Namely - How on earth do those who mindlessly bleat this slogan propose to GET government out of marriage?
Gay-marriage advocates are happy to point to 1,138 federal benefits of marriage. These benefits cost the American taxpayer billions of dollars a year. Those proposing the government “get out of marriage” oddly enough, don’t suggest getting rid of those benefits at the same time. What they are proposing greatly INCREASES government.
I suppose if pressed on it they would say “Well, maybe we should get rid of those benefits ... someday... but for now, just allow gay marriage." Now there would be a bait and switch for you!
So, the next time someone tell you they want to “get the government out of marriage” understand exactly the lie they are presenting you with.