Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Issue of Equality

The recent discussion caused by the SCOTUS's review of Proposition 8 is most frequent among Facebook status' including my own. People are coming out with their belief over same sex marriage and its legality. This topic has made me think about equality in general.

It should go without saying that people should be able to marry whomever they wish, whatever marriage might mean between consenting adults. This is because their choice to enter this agreement has no bearing over your life and you must initiate force to deter such an agreement. This is true if that "marriage" is between two adults of the same sex, different sexes, different races, or a multiple of these sexes and races. It should also go without saying that no one should be forced into any type of marriage to which they do not agree to.

Many people go and say that allowing, specifically, gay and polygamous marriage, which goes against their religion or beliefs, they would be forced into recognizing such agreements. This is not true in the slightest and should not be allowed to be true. You do not have the right to not be offended by people's choices like marriage, just like you do not have the right to not be offended by stupidity. It stands to reason that not everyone is like you and because of that their differences have no concern to you. But what cannot be defended is forced association. If people, and by extension companies, do not wish to associate with people different than them that IS their right. It is NOT your right to force people to associate with you if they do not wish to, even it is because of your choice on marriage. It is up to individuals how they want to live their lives and whom they want to associate with.

But to extend this issue of equality even further I urge you to question if equality can ever exist under our current system of governance or any governance for that matter.

I hold that true equality is IMPOSSIBLE when the State exists and we can't be equal people until the State is dissolved. This is because for the State to exist it must perform actions that are illegal for citizens to perform otherwise. If it is wrong for citizens to murder, steal, and kidnap it should be illegal for the State to murder, steal, and kidnap. If it is wrong for citizens to dictate how others should live it should be wrong for the State to dictate how others should live. For true equality to exist all individuals should be subject to the same actions and the consequence of said actions.

Without the State comes freedom, with freedom comes equality, and with equality comes the advancement of the human people in all aspects of life.

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