Columnist Trevor Boeckmann uses old arguments against interracial marriage to question current arguments against homosexual marriage.
By TREVOR BOECKMANN
Marriage. It is the moral fabric of our society. It allows our culture to break into the family unit, allowing future generations to flourish. Since the dawn of society, people have understood the importance of marriage. Yet today marriage is under attack. While state legislature after state legislature implemented laws demanding traditional marriage be upheld and the family unit preserved, groups of unelected judges have undermined it. Our founding fathers would be irate to see it: judges trying to create laws instead of interpreting and enforcing them; judges going against the opinion of the American public.
It is time we stand up for traditional marriage. Write your congressmen, talk to your friends and family and let them know the importance of restoring marriage to how nature intended it – one white man and one white woman.
The dangers of interracial marriage are well-established. Miscegenation is an untested social experiment that puts our future generations at risk. A 1968 study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease overviews the hazards interracial marriage poses on children. The burden of not having a race to call their own is often overwhelming. The Los Angeles County General Hospital reported their children’s psychiatry ward was full of interracial children. This should come as no surprise; deviating from what God intended can have dire consequences. No moral society should impose these consequences on children.
The State also has an interest in preserving traditional same-race marriages. As California Supreme Court Justice Shenk argued in a passionate dissent in support of traditional marriage, “The amalgamation of the races is not only unnatural, but is always productive of deplorable results. The purity of the public morals, the moral and physical development of both races and the highest advancement of civilization. . . all require that (the races) should be kept distinctly separate, and that connections and alliances so unnatural should be prohibited by positive law and subject to no evasion.”