Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Maybe same-sex marriage should be legal.

Some of my friends just had a heart attack and others are cheering.

On my journey towards libertarianism I have been led to the realization that you can't legislate morality. Basically, if something doesn't infringe on my right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness then maybe the government needs to just leave it alone.

Just because I believe something is sinful doesn't mean I have the right to keep you from doing it. In the end it's between you and God. A lot of things are banned that probably shouldn't be. If it doesn't harm anyone let each person make his/her own decisions.


The recent decision that the Catholic Church will be required to pay for insurance that covers contraception and abortion in spite of their religious objections should frighten anyone who values freedom. No religious orginization should be forced to pay for an employees medical procedure if it violates their beliefs. With this arrogant move by an increasingly overreaching government I fear that the next step after legalization may be the demand that nobody who performs weddings will be allowed to turn anyone away. If a couple wants to be married in a certain church, the preacher must do it or face discrimination charges.

That brings us back to the issue of rights. I can't stop you from doing something I consider sinful but on the same note you can't require that I participate.

How many grandchildren does it take to make a herd?

So.. we were at home minding our own business last night and received a text message from our daughter, who has already given us the best granddaughter ever, telling us that she is expecting again and due in September. Along with the one from our son Nyk due the first part of August, this will be 3 grandchildren for us.

The message came right after a phone call from an uncle in Texas who has been like a second dad to me all my life. We caught up on what everyone has been doing since our last conversation too long ago (my fault for not calling.) All of this combined with some cherished alone time with my wife made for a very nice evening after my weekend working out of town.

I hope everybody's day ended this pleasantly.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Daily Prayer

Give us Lord, a bit o' sun,
A bit o' work, and a bit o' fun,
Give us all in the struggle and sputter,
Our daily bread and a bit o' butter.

-from a pub in Lancaster, England

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