“Truth is a gem that is found at a great depth; whilst on the surface of this world, all things are weighed by the false scale of custom.”
This quotation by Lord Byron could not better sum up the lowly condition in which the Democracy, or rather the Democratic Republic envisioned by America’s founding fathers, has fallen into in our day. The key to the hiding of any truth is to bury it under the surface, to act as if it not there, so that when men debate and converse they do not even have to address it, and they instead focus on the top of the surface, the fruit of the issue, which they gaze upon and talk about forgetting altogether the root and the heart of the issue itself.
This is no more apparent then when one considers the issue of Gay Marriage. For if the topic of the debate is: “Is Gay Marriage a true marriage?,” then the root, the truly important issue is already forgotten and the conclusion and winner of the debate has already been decided. And what is the true issue that should be considered before Gay Marriage is even considered? What should we the people really be debating? This is the root of the issue: Is Homosexuality an acceptable practice? This is the true issue at stake, for once this issue is resolved the issue of Gay Marriage is implicitly answered. Continue reading