The nanny state of Massachusetts Senate has unanimously passed legislation to make it illegal to marry under the age of 18. Now, I don’t believe that the government should get involved in marriage one way or another. Total separation of marriage and state. People shouldn’t have to get the permission of a government official to marry.
But if they are teenagers, the parents should have a say in that, obviously. However, there are plenty of people who are much more mature at age 15 than many people are at age 40. The same thing should apply to drinking alcohol or using drugs, by the way. And parents can have a say in those things if the teens are living under the parents’ roof and being provided for by the parents.
Meanwhile, advisors and recruiters for the U.S. military are suggesting lowering the enlistment age from 17 to 16!
What? I thought it was 18! When was that lowered to 17? But 16?
So, “unique benefits”? Like to Northrop Grumman? And Raytheon?
It’s a sick society, in my opinion, that engages in child sacrifice especially to serve the state. But at the same time the enforcers are throwing young people in jail for smoking or drinking something or marrying, or otherwise engaging in peaceful behavior.
Why would any sane person want to be in the military anyway? To sacrifice your life for oil, or for politicians egos, or for General Dynamics and Boeing’s profits? As Dr. Laurence Vance would say, serving in the military could be hazardous to your mental health as well. “No wonder so many veterans and active duty military personnel commit suicide, are addicted to drugs or alcohol, can’t hold down a job after coming home from Afghanistan, have PTSD, or suffer from mental health issues!”