Gina Loudon of the Worldnetdaily has a list of “8 reasons why Democrats hate traditional marriage.” It’s based on two absolutely idiotic ideas: First, that same-sex marriage will have any effect at all on straight marriages; second, that any negative effect her imagination can dredge up must be intended by those who support marriage equality. And the arguments are staggeringly stupid.
1) Married people overwhelmingly vote Republican
For the last several elections, traditionally married people have overwhelmingly voted Republican. Married men and women supported Romney by 14 percent. Married women alone supported Romney by seven points. If only married people were allowed to vote, the GOP couldn’t lose no matter how hard it tried – no matter how spineless and worthless its candidates. The inverse is also true. If Democrats can cause fewer people to get married and fewer people to value traditional marriage, Democrats can destroy the GOP’s advantage among that group of voters.
Um. Okay. But how does allowing gay people to get married cause fewer people to get married? Seems obvious that it leads to more people getting married.
Gee, maybe that’s why Republicans don’t like same-sex marriage, because they hate the idea of gay people being happy and healthy.
3) Married people are mentally healthier
Married people are less likely to suffer depression, develop dementia, commit suicide and are protected from a host of other disorders. Married people are also more likely to describe themselves as happy.
If Democrats and their allies actively push to destroy marriage, and Republicans can be convinced that they should be neutral on the issue, then Democrats will win this one easily and traditional marriage will be something we will soon read about in history books.
There are few things the government can do to make a society safer, healthier and wealthier. Promoting traditional marriage is the biggest and easiest one of all. This is an easy sell to the American people if the GOP will just grow a backbone. Anyone who believes in a stronger America should make it their main issue in upcoming elections to defend and promote traditional marriage.
Who could possibly be against a stronger America? The answer: Democrats.
I think it’s safe to say that logic is not Loudon’s strong suit. Bear in mind that tens of millions of Democrats are married, so according to Loudon they’re trying to destroy their own marriages. Also bear in mind that the states with the highest divorce rates are almost always the reddest of the red states and the states with the lowest rates of divorce are the bluest of the blue states.