1950s redux

Imagine a tax code amended to favor big (heterosexual) families and small business, and husbands paid a “family wage” and wives staying home, barefoot and pregnant. What kind of drugs am I on and how can you get some?

Sorry, no drugs, and it ain’t me.

According to the Salon.com War Room, “On Wednesday, a coalition of conservative groups held a press conference to announce ‘The Natural Family Manifesto,’ a joint project of the Howard Center for Family, Religion and Society and the Sutherland Institute. Unveiled in the wake of Tuesday’s court ruling in California declaring that a ban on same-sex marriage violated the state’s constitution, the 36-page manifesto is a radical re-envisioning of the family unit in social and economic terms, and a sweeping prescription for the pro-family movement.”

Given Bush administration ties to big business, this scenario seems a little unlikely. Maybe the evangelical Protestants are on drugs? If so, I definitely don’t want any. But “[a]pparently religious conservatives are frustrated with the Bush administration’s inertia on the marriage amendment and other pet issues, and the manifesto is only one part of their next line of attack.”

I think maybe I’ll head to the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic. This is a really bad trip, man.

Author: benfell

David Benfell holds a Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He earned a M.A. in Speech Communication from CSU East Bay in 2009 and has studied at California Institute of Integral Studies. He is an anarchist, a vegetarian ecofeminist, a naturist, and a Taoist.

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