Letter: Why marriage laws? To collect taxes, protect kids


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Posted Online: Dec. 31, 2012, 6:00 am
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Why do we have marriage laws?

-- So the government can have another tax.
-- To protect children. If it wasn't for children there would be no marriages.

The Illinois General Assembly is going to pass same-sex marriage in January.

Why?

To please a very loud minority (less than 2 percent).

Every Illinois lawmaker should go to the Ruth Institute website to read and download "77 Non-religious Reasons to Support Man/Woman Marriage."
Same-sex marriage will not enhance morality in the state. It will only make some people feel that their perverted life style is normal.

This is a case of money talks, and the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
I think the General Assembly could spend its time a lot more productively by getting the state's financial house in order.

Before you put words in my mouth or read something into this letter that I didn't say, I do not hate homosexuals!

I just go by the moral guide that this country was founded on, the Holy Bible.

Jim Brooks,
East Moline















 



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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