Government has no business sticking its nose into people's private affairs

April 12, 2013

I cannot understand why in a country like the United States politicians should have any authority over marriage or other personal preferences. Be it gay marriage, polygamy or a puff on a marijuana cigarette, these are private matters.

If no one in society is negatively affected by a personal behavior, what is the concern? If a gay couple marry and have kids, and the kids are healthy and happy, what is the problem?

If a man or woman want to cohabitate with multiple spouses, and their "collective family" is happy and content, why should the government be concerned?

Both families will work, pay taxes and be good members of the community. And what is the difference in intoxication between a martini and marijuana?

John Holter, Baltimore

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