New York court allows uncle and niece to marry
On Wednesday,the New York ruled that an uncle can legally marry his niece. Via the New York Post: The state’s highest court has toppled a cultural taboo — legalizing a degree of incest, at least between an uncle and niece — in a unanimous ruling. While the laws against “parent-child and brother-sister marriages . . . are grounded in the almost universal horror with which such marriages | Read More »
Scalia, Lawrence v. Texas, and the legitimizing of incest
After finding a constitutional right to kill your baby in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the Supreme Court found it had not done sufficient damage to the Republic. In 2003, it raised the unrestrained libido to the level of constitutionally protected behavior in Lawrence v. Texas. What is notable is that both activities, abortion and buggery, were capital offenses under English Common Law and | Read More »
Homosexuality, incest, and the death of sexual taboos
An Australian judge is currently being criticized for what many social conservatives would call a statement of the obvious. Judge Garry Nielson was presiding in a locally notorious trial involving rape and incest. There is a lot to criticize in Judge Neilson’s findings, at least to American eyes, but what has him in trouble — and could cost him his job — is not his | Read More »
CONFIRMED: Georgia Right to Life Opposes Legislation to Prohibit Abortions
With friends like these…Life News confirms Georgia Right to Life is opposed to one of the most pro-life pieces of legislation to come out of Congress since the partial birth abortion ban. While the rest of the pro-life movement lobbies today for the ban on abortions from 20 weeks to the point of birth, one pro-life organization is apparently calling members of Congress to oppose | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Thank God It’s Friday and *Saturday
*ADDENDUM: Just thought I would edit this baby to get it back to the top of the list in lieu of today’s open thread. (And I hope no one has a problem with that.) Have a great Saturday. It’s been a long week watching the development of one depressing trend after another. From Stockton’s court approval to seek bankruptcy protection, exposing more glaringly just how | Read More »
Why Not Incest?
Jeremy Irons is making headlines for his hesitancy on gay marriage and whether it might lead to incestuous marital relationships if only to avoid estate taxes. Irons says, Could a father not marry his son? … It’s not incest between men. Incest is there to protect us from inbreeding, but men don’t breed… If that were so, then if I wanted to pass on my | Read More »
Liberalism = No Guardrails
We sit by and watch the barbarian. We tolerate him in the long stretches of peace, we are not afraid. We are tickled by his irreverence; his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creed refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond, and on these faces there are no smiles.
– Hilaire Belloc.
There are days I find myself utterly convinced that Modern Secular Leftism is dedicated to the goal of returning the entire world to a state of primeval barbarism. The cultural and political Left seems to mount an interminable assault on the fundamental traditions and values. This is done through a variety of institutions such as academic research and movie-making. The end point of all of this nihilism can only be our ineffible destruction as a functional society.
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Hypocrites Regarding Marriage
The denizens hailing President Obama’s change of opinion regarding homosexual marriage claim their mission is “the right to marry for everyone”, “marriage equality”, “the end of discrimination” and other such idealistic statements. However, their claims of fighting for fairness noticeably omit others currently not allowed to marry whomever they wish. Homosexual advocates and their allies frequently lump together all deviant sexual lifestyles as “LGBT”. One | Read More »
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Fixing What Ails Us
With the recent repeal of the U.S. military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, the culture wars appear to be entering a new phase. In this country, the gay marriage issue has become passé. The discussion has moved on to other fronts, such as 46-year-old Columbia University Professor David Epstein’s alleged sexual relationship with his 24-year-old daughter. Both were consenting adults, so what’s the problem? In | Read More »
To Judge Walker’s defenders; what’s wrong with incestuous marriage?
Hello. My name is William Corman Phillips. I am a 32 year old white male. I have degrees in Biochemistry and Pharmocology and I am currently a medical researcher in a prestigious pharmaceutical company. I pay my taxes, donate significant amounts of money and time to charity and I am an assistant coach with the local minor league baseball team in my neighborhood. I served | Read More »