Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Holiday

It is Memorial Day Weekend in the USA. Monday is a day that fallen military personnel are honored and remembered.

Some of our fallen were LGBT, some were poly. Some were consanguinamorous. Until somewhat recently, none of them could be open about who they were or who they loved without dire consequences; only some of our LGBT military personnel have been able to come out thanks to the end of DADT. Yet along with the rest of their military brothers and sisters, they fought for freedom.

So please let freedom ring.

Someone should be able to serve no matter their sexual orientation or their relationships with consenting adults. And they should be able to have their marriages legalized, and certainly not punished for their relationship.
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  1. You should be able to serve in the armed forces no matter who your partner is, and yes that means even if it's a relative. It's time we legalize all consensual relationships including Consanguinamorous ones so that those serving in the armed forces aren't discriminated against and can share their love openly without having to worry about being bulled, discriminated against, or shamed.

  2. I prefer "decriminalization" over "legalization." What's the difference?

    Legalization is when we beg bureaucrats for rights which naturally belong to us, and then they graciously "give" us those rights by writing them into statute, telling us under what circumstances we may exercise our natural rights. Inherent in this system and this process is our acknowledgment that these other human beings have some kind of authority over us, and that we require and/or value their approval.

    Decriminalization is when the above-mentioned megalomaniacal bureaucrats realize that the issue at hand (in this case, relationships between consenting adults) is none of their business, and they erase statutes that [ostensibly] give them authority to regulate us, so that our rights - which are naturally ours and are not dependent on the whims of courts and legislatures - are no longer infringed.

    TL;DR: Government is not the answer; it's what's creating the problem in the first place, and we should stop expecting it to fix problems it's created.


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