Sunday, April 12, 2009

You Can't Legislate an End to the Divorce Rate

While looking for breaking news, regarding the missing relative of our friends, I ran across a news item from Florida. It seems that a Republican state legislator in that state has introduced a pre-marital education bill. In short the bill would require a pre-marriage, marriage course or a marriage license would cost more. You have got to be kidding me.

In past years in my state Republicans have introduced legislation that would have required counseling before a divorce could be considered. A law to make a couple go to counseling before applying for a divorce? Right. The party of less government and less intrusion into citizens' business wants to pass laws to try to keep people from getting a divorce.

Unfortunately, there are millions, who for one reason or the other, should not have gotten married in the first place. I think that there are many couples, who take the easy way out, rather than settle their issues. For others, it is necessary because one spouse has decided to cheat on the other or is an abuser. I do not understand the cheating thing. Get married and work at it, or get a divorce, if you want someone else. Whatever the case, passing silly laws to try to legislate around the high divorce rate is a waste of time and taxpayer money, not to mention government intrusion into private business.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

Ridiculous! I totally agree with you. As long as there are marriages there will be divorces. I have paid too much already for adult-activity education, all while our kids still need a calculator to do math and many read at level below what they should.