America needs traditional marriage
Word games. Word games. That was my reaction after I read the latest screed from Mel Flitter (Letters, April 17). Specifically, in his clumsy attempt to advocate so-called “same-sex” marriage, he refers to “two people in love.” This is pure rhetorical sleight-of-hand; among the demimonde, dating to the ‘60s if not earlier, the word “love” really meant “lust.” The “hippies” who made up the counterculture of that misbegotten time sought what they called a more “natural” way of living, and concerning sex, that meant no restrictions on that activity. If nothing else, the hippies were more honest than our modern agenda mongerers.
One more point.
Mel tells us that those who defend the sanctity of marriage “fail to explain how” redefining it harms society. Wrong.
In an age of widespread family breakdown, in an age when many children lack stable male and female parents to form a healthy view of sexuality, we need strong, stable, traditional families more than ever. I call upon the American people to act with honor, defy the cultural forces of organized irresponsibility, ignore those Senate “leaders” who have blindly stampeded in support of the latest political fad, and stand up foursquare for traditional marriage.
What we definitely do not need are word games used to advance an agenda from a bygone era, an agenda based upon a hopelessly false view of freedom and progress.
So, as Mel flits about running his ideological errands, I have only three words for those lost in the fog of political correctness: “wake” and “up” and “soon.”
Rotten new neighbors