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Civil Unions 101: A Lesson Illinois Needs To Be Taught


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Good morning, class. We’ll be talking Civil Unions 101 today and I’m the instructor. First off, I would like to share the following before I begin this lecture:

To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and are directed in opposite directions.

For my nerd friends, I’ll have you read it this way:

To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction: or the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts. — Whatever draws or presses another is as much drawn or pressed by that other. If you press a stone with your finger, the finger is also pressed by the stone. If a horse draws a stone tied to a rope, the horse (if I may so say) will be equally drawn back towards the stone: for the distended rope, by the same endeavour to relax or unbend itself, will draw the horse as much towards the stone, as it does the stone towards the horse, and will obstruct the progress of the one as much as it advances that of the other. If a body impinges upon another, and by its force changes the motion of the other, that body also (because of the equality of the mutual pressure) will undergo an equal change, in its own motion, toward the contrary part. The changes made by these actions are equal, not in the velocities but in the motions of the bodies; that is to say, if the bodies are not hindered by any other impediments. For, as the motions are equally changed, the changes of the velocities made toward contrary parts are reciprocally proportional to the bodies. This law takes place also in attractions, as will be proved in the next scholium.

To most of you, you will know that this is Sir Isaac Newton‘s Third Law of Motion. Today, I will implement that this will reflect on the upcoming current event:

Yesterday, during one of their “lame duck” sessions, the Illinois House approved a bill allowing civil unions, which include the right for homosexuals to have civil unions. The state is billions of dollars in debt and we decide to waste time to vote on this unimportant bill? (I do not claim to be a homophobe, but I am uncomfortable around them or at the idea of their getting married, moreorless a civil union.)

You can stipulate the case about African-Americans and that whole situation, but we’re pretty much beyond that 50 years later, so let’s not go there.

This nation, despite being God-fearing Christians, created this country with the Biblical belief that marriage is between one man and one woman. Anything else would be considered a sin. I may have a little influence on that part, but before I went to church I knew it was wrong. I was just born with a wiser moral mindset and know when something is immoral. (The fact that I run a radio station who has a show who talks about sex and curses on a regular basis has NO effect on them. It’s just merely business.)

Implementing The Third Law of Motion
Let’s take another look at that law again:

To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and are directed in opposite directions.

Let’s just make it more politically correct and/or incorrect and more flexible for the current generation:

For every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction, regardless whether it’s in the political spectrum, anywhere in sports, anywhere in the media or just about any aspect of life.

The actions of the Illinois House have resulted in the anger of many moral and/or Christian people, moreorless twice as many protests from one of the country’s most controversial churches, the Westboro Baptist Church. It has angered many moralistic elected officials who stated that allowing such rights would become the destruction of the state. Many of their constituents have done as much in anger than many residents in the southern region of the state are considering a referendum in the 2012 election to secede from the state.

Because this vote was more important, they’ve delayed working on the 2011-12 budget by another six to eight weeks, and once again, many state employees may either be laid off or forced to work without pay, like they did the past two fiscal years, including the current state fiscal year. They delayed the swearing in of new elected officials by two weeks. Adoptions by gay couples will increase greatly. And more citizens will be so disgusted that they will quit their jobs and won’t appear in public…..EVER.

Could this vote have waited until 2012, or perhaps never? Looks like that’ll never happen unless an appeal will be filed to the state Supreme Court.

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