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I don't think this problem can be fixed until divorce laws are reformed. There's far too much incentive for married women to divorce, making young men like myself more hesitant to marry in the first place.
The numbers don't lie. GWB garnered 62 million votes in 04, McCain, almost 60 million in 08, and Romney ~ 58 million this year. There were about 13 million less voters this year than there were in 2008. Edit: Then again, not all the votes have been counted in CA and WA.
James Of England: The difference between Obama's China bashing and Mitt's China bashing is that Mitt likes trade and wants more of it. China's IP theft, and habit of engaging in de facto expropriations of American interests without compensation prevent US companies from taking part in some of the benefits from trade; Mitt would like to protect US investors in China.
Obama slaps tariffs, such as the tire tariff, without using them as a tool to promote rule of law in China and thus encourage more trade, but rather in order to reduce trade and give handouts to unions. · 1 hour ago
Thank you for clearing that up.
The left has redefined the word "hate" to mean any disagreement with the progressive program.
To your general concern, immigrants are becoming increasingly isolated within their own communities. They view themselves first as Mexicans or Koreans before they do Americans. Sadly, immigrant children aren't hearing the great story of America at home or in school. They are instead taught to resent this country as backward and racist. Our best hope is to reform the public education system.
Should we take Romney's China-bashing seriously? The cynical part of me wants to believe that he's merely pandering for votes in the Midwest.
I couldn't agree with you more. I've noticed that many conservative pundits/personalities are on their second or third wives.
Danihel Tornator: Glad to hear McKenna is indeed getting some crossover votes! I've been hoping that those who pulled the lever for him in 2008 while voting for Obama would choose to vote for McKenna again this year.
October 25, 2012 at 9:49pm
Several of my Democratic friends have admitted to voting Obama/McKenna. It's going to be a close one. Let's hope it's not a repeat of the nightmare that was the gubernatorial race of 2004.
If our society is going to discard gender distinctions in marriage, then what defensible reason is there to cling to monogamy? We've already been told by anthropologists that male-female sexual relationships lasting longer than 6 or 7 years are unnatural. Polyamory is quite common among my age group (18-25) and so normalizing polygamy in the near future looks plausible from where I stand.
The Romans understood the societal problems associated with polygamy. Poor/less powerful men could not find mates and were therefore less productive because they didn't have a stake in the future. That is the logical direction I see Western marriage going. It's going to devolve into rule of the alpha male.
It's encouraging to see McKenna up! We voted as a family last week and despite our disagreements on the President, all five of us checked McKenna for governor.
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