Tuesday, May 27, 2008


The State, Marriage, and Contract Law

Christopher Roach of Taki's Magazine (edited by Taki Theodoracopulos, who probably plays a mean game of Scrabble with a name like that) has an excellent argument about why the state is in the marriage business.

The state (as in NY, FL, etc.) should be in the marriage business because marriage is primarily about taming heterosexual men, whose passions and bad behavior create real problems without a norm (supported by laws) in favor of marriage. Men are biologically disposed to promiscuity. Without direction by chaste women and their stern fathers, this passion can create a glut of uncared for and poorly raised bastard children.

Well, Christopher, tell us how you really feel...

Read the whole thing, along with the myriad of comments. I believe the contract theory argument contained at the end of the piece will satisfy those of you who think legalistically.

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