Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D.
Do Not Marry, Do Not Have Children
November 14, 2007 at 11:36 am · Filed under Mating, Marriage & Divorce, Vox Populi
Marriage is a foundation of civilized life. No advanced civilization has ever existed without the married, two-parent family. Those who argue that our civilization needs healthy marriages to survive are not exaggerating.
And yet I cannot, in good conscience, urge young men to marry today. For many men (and some women), marriage has become nothing less than a one-way ticket to jail. Even the New York Times has reported on how easily “the divorce court leads to a jail cell,” mostly for men. In fact, if I have one urgent piece of practical advice for young men today it is this: Do not marry and do not have children.
Spreading this message may also, in the long run, be the most effective method of saving marriage as an institution. For until we understand that the principal threat to marriage today is not cultural but political, and that it comes not from homosexuals but from heterosexuals, we will never reverse the decline of marriage. The main destroyer of marriage, it should be obvious, is divorce. Michael McManus of Marriage Savers points out that “divorce is a far more grievous blow to marriage than today’s challenge by gays.” The central problem is the divorce laws.
It is well known that half of all marriages end in divorce. But widespread misconceptions lead many to believe it cannot happen to them. Many conscientious people think they will never be divorced because they do not believe in it. In fact, it is likely to happen to you whether you wish it or not.
First, you do not have to agree to the divorce or commit any legal transgression. Under “no-fault” divorce laws, your spouse can divorce you unilaterally without giving any reasons. The judge will then grant the divorce automatically without any questions.
But further, not only does your spouse incur no penalty for breaking faith; she can actually profit enormously. Simply by filing for divorce, your spouse can take everything you have, also without giving any reasons. First, she will almost certainly get automatic and sole custody of your children and exclude you from them, without having to show that you have done anything wrong. Then any unauthorized contact with your children is a crime. Yes, for seeing your own children you will be subject to arrest...
Read the rest at your leisure.
Marriage is simply not worth it, as Baskerville himself chronicles in his Masterwork Taken Into Custody.
State run, State licensed marriage is not required in a religious sense, nor is it wise in the context of freedom and the natural rights of Man.
Not to mention that a man has NO civil rights with respect to family life. NONE.
In essence, a man has NOTHING to gain from marriage.
Stay out of the line of fire, kick back, and wait. We will soon witness the end of the Matriarchy, and I for one can't wait for that day to come. The boycott of State run marriage, divorce, and child support industries will only hasten the arrival of that glorious day.
In the meanwhile...
NO MARRIAGE AND NO CHILDREN UNTIL OUR NATURAL RIGHTS ARE RESPECTED!
Let's bring the whole Muthafucker down!