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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Here's another Fine Mess!

The "Morgan Messenger" June 20th editorial, "Marriage Counselor's Full Employment Act", was another excellent disclosure of government obstruction and interference, this time with marriage.

Regardless of the good intentions of the sponsors of HB 4605, which was passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor, I strongly spoke out and voted against this ill-conceived legislation. It greatly increases license fees for West Virginia marriages and also attempts to coerce nascent newlyweds into a government approved indoctrination course.

Bottom line: West Virginia now is discouraging marriage, by increasing marriage fees and adding more bureaucratic challenges to nuptials.

"Laurel & Hardy" perhaps sum this up best, "Here's another fine mess...".

1 comment:

  1. Larry:

    Another government intrusion on the institution of marriage. First, the divorce laws were liberalized, i.e. "no fault". Now the government will make people pay more and go to a government sponsored counselor. Most likely, it will not be your minister, pastor, or priest. Separation of church and state, etc. It sounds like government sponsored gambling as "Addictions Counselors Relief Act".

    I wonder if this will help the children, like gambling was supposed to do-"It will help the schools!" I wonder how many children were left behind by their parents seeking the big lotto win?

    It seems as though one again the politicians have set our barn on fire and run up to the front door to sell us the fire extinguisher.


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