The View From 1776
Friday, October 23, 2009
Socializing Society By Eliminating The Family
Cass Sunstein, Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, proposes to abolish traditional marriage as a state-sponsored institution.
As many feared, same-sex marriage may become the wedge to destroy the religious and political institutions of marriage and family.
Each new day brings to light additions to the torrent of liberal-progressive-socialist attacks upon the basic social and political institutions of Western civilization and its foundation in Judeo-Christian morality. Reducing marriage to no more than issuance of a civil certificate acknowledging the partnering of any two people is exactly what the Soviet Union did. The aim was, and is under Obama’s New New Deal socialism, to break down lingering vestiges of individual moral responsibility and to supplant them with servility under the supposedly classless socialist political state.
Sunstein’s proposal to degrade marriage to a civil license to any two people desiring to become partners is in direct opposition to a principal reason for the state’s sanctioning marriage.
Historically the state was concerned primarily with the welfare of children born from a marriage. Fathers, as well as mothers, were to have responsibility for the welfare and acculturation of their children. The plague of illegitimate births and single-parent families is only a foretaste of what is to come if marriage is abolished as a state-sanctioned institution that gives legal rights to children and parents. The dissolution of marriage is inseparably connected to rampant drug abuse and violent crime to which single-parent children all too frequently fall victim.
Note that sexual promiscuity was made a social norm in the 1960s and 70s by liberal-progressive-socialists like the violent and criminal Weatherman underground. That organization was led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, President Obama’s close Chicago friends, supporters, and advisors. Professor Sunstein is merely following in the tracks of Weatherman, which counseled members to arm themselves, bring the Vietnam War home, and bomb police stations, banks, and military installations, while “icing” a few police (aka pigs).
Breaking up the family as the primary social and educational element of society also opens the way for the political state to push parents aside and proselytize young children for the secular religion of socialism. This was the intention of the Hitler Youth organization, which was to bypass traditional religion in the home and teach young people to betray parents who were not fully supportive of Hitler’s National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis) program.
In a larger context, no political state can endure without stable families,which both produce the children necessary to perpetuate the body politic, and serve as the primary educational institution for all citizens. It was in the home that children traditionally learned the principles of fair play, courtesy and respect for their elders and playmates, and the traditions and customs that foster patriotism and make each political society a distinct and enduring body.