Darryl W. Perry: ‘Obama, Romney and Marriage’

Emailed to IPR by Darryl Perry and posted at Free Patriot Press:

President Obama and presumed GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney have both made public statements about marriage recently. Obama claims that his views have evolved over the years and told ABC News, “At a certain point, I’ve just concluded, that for me, personally, it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” Obama explained he was stating his personal opinion and supports the right of the states to make their own decisions. Romney reiterated his stance that marriage is between one man and one woman. As Governor of Massachusetts, Romney said, “I agree with 3,000 years of recorded history. Marriage is an institution between a man and a woman.”

Romney’s position may be consistent, however it is not historically accurate. Until recently, consensual polygamy was a fairly common and accepted practice, and is still common in some parts of the world. Which meant that marriage could be a man and multiple women, a woman and multiple men or multiple men and multiple women. Additionally, Romney’s position – and to a certain extent Obama’s position – implies that governments have been involved in marriage for nearly 3,000 years. This is not true. Daniel Waechter of PrivatizeMarriage.org writes, “marriage licenses have only existed on any significant scale since 1929. No one in the US before that was required to have a marriage license in order to practice their fundamental right to marry.”

Historically marriage has been handled by churches, not government. Jesse Kline of the National Post writes, “the central question… is whether the state should be dictating the domestic arrangements of consenting adults.”

Getting government out of the business of issuing – and in most case “requiring”– a marriage license will be a challenge because government doesn’t like giving up power it has, nor does government like losing revenue sources once obtained. Providing marriage licenses is big business for the state. On average, 2.3 million couples are married per year in the United States, with the average marriage license costing $33.74; that provides a steady stream of income (roughly $77.6 million) for those who want control over your life.

People have become too accepting of government licensing and regulation. If you don’t want government regulating who you can share Thanksgiving dinner with, if/where you attend church or who you can date; why then are you willing to accept regulations on your committed relationships?

In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry
Chair Boston Tea Party National Committee
Owner/Managing Editor Free Patriot Press
2016 candidate for President of the United States of America

Darryl W. Perry is an Activist, Author, Poet & Statesman. Darryl writes a weekly article for the Mountaineer Jeffersonian, a monthly article for The Sovereign and has appeared on various alternative media talking about his books, political career and goals. Darryl is the Chairman of the Boston Tea Party National Committee and Owner/Managing Editor of Free Patriot Press.

To schedule an interview with Darryl please send an email to editor@freepatriot-press.com or call 202 709 4377

10 thoughts on “Darryl W. Perry: ‘Obama, Romney and Marriage’

  1. Jill Pyeatt

    Morgan, I hope you won’t mind a little help cleaning up your article. I’m impressed that you got all those hyperlinks.

  2. Jill Pyeatt

    I couldn’t get the article to look better ithout removing the podcast, but that should be okay, since it’s right there if someone clicks the Free Patriot Press link. Again, I hope you didn’t mind a little help. You can reach me at stone@altrionet.com or call me at 626-375-0947 if you ever need some help.

  3. paulie

    Bizarre. No idea how that posted under Morgan’s name, it was actually me.

    Morgan seems to have disappeared off IPR…

  4. Jed Siple

    Good article. It reiterates the truth that “changing the definition of marriage” is not a revolutionary concept. In the past marriages have been polygamous, incestuous, and arranged. We’ve “changed the definition of marriage” many times to reflect the evolution of social mores, this time in human history is no different.

  5. paulie

    got all those hyperlinks.

    View source (ctrl +u), copy and paste into IPR add new article window. BTW, I recently discovered that for youtube clips the new version of wordpress we are using will post the video in the article if you just post the youtube URL. No more having to grab the embed code. Stll have to grab the embed code to post youtubes in comments tho, and you still have to be an IPR writer to even be able to do that.

  6. Jill Pyeatt

    That is weird, Paulie, because you certainly know how to clean up the html stuff. Hmmm.

    This is a good article! Our country should be SOOO past the marriage thing by now–

  7. paulie

    I grabbed all the code from source, including the podcast. Evidently it did not translate correctly from plain html to whatever wordpress does to enhance it in the article box. The hyperlinks and paragraph breaks translated just fine. The last part was on the email but not the FPP article, so the links aren’t live. For some reason the article box does not automatically make links live, but the comment box does.

  8. Kleptocracy And You

    A very IMPORTANT point the Kleptos want theirs, but why ? Because the ASSES will go to them and volunteerily give them the money for a license they don’t need. Keep your money.

    Gov’t has NO Business in Marriage ! Keep marriage between individuals NOT Gov’t THIEVES !!!

    The Romney Con -http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4vS9SF3vc-A

    Federal Records Show Romney Campaign Bought And Paid For By Big Banks – http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2011/10/federal-records-show-romney-campaign-bought-and-paid-for-by-big-banks/

    Instead of the lessor of two evils, vote for “good” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsu3utl6my0

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