Friday, October 26, 2012

A Fun Website

While browsing reddit this morning, someone linked to an interesting website called Globe Genie.  What it does is use Google Map's Street View feature.  However, instead of you picking, it randomly teleports you around the world.  Some of the views are amazing.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

On Marriage

Oy.  I'm finally settled in enough that I can get around to posting again.  Sorry for the intermission, it's been a bit crazy.

I've been hearing a lot about the sanctity of marriage lately.  My mom is separating from her husband.  I think at some future time I'll finally get around to posting why I refer to him as such, even though he adopted me when I was eleven or twelve.  A few years ago, my uncle and his wife were divorced after she disappeared to Indiana.  He (my uncle) takes a more conservative christian view on the issue; It's fine that my parents are separating  as long as they're both open to reconciliation.  So there's that.

But what I want to write about in today's post is on the issue of who can get married.  There's been a big fuss made between sides, with one side in favor of the government allowing gay people to marry, and the other side of the coin being to make an amendment so that only a man and a woman can get married.  However, both sides are looking at this issue the wrong way.

The issue shouldn't be whether the government should or shouldn't allow certain people to marry each other.  The issue is this:  Why is the United States Government involved in marriage in the first place?  It isn't anyone's business who does or does not get married, except for the people who are getting married.  Outside of that, no government has any right to decide what happens between two or more consenting adults provided that their actions don't harm anyone else.  Harming someone's sensibilities doesn't count.