The Engaging Essentials – 10/4

No SSM at West Point – Even though reports indicate that same-sex “marriages” are no being permissibly performed at military installations (following the repeal of DADT, but arguably illegally in the face of Federal DOMA), at least one military chaplain has said, “No.”

The Sustainable Demographic Dividend – “For children, marriage matters. Children reared outside of an intact family are significantly less likely to acquire the human and social capital they need to become well-adjusted, productive workers. Those from intact, married families are more likely to succeed in school, graduate from college, and be gainfully employed as adults. And men who get and stay married work harder, smarter, and longer hours, and they earn between 10 and 24 percent more money. This is the case in countries as varied as Israel, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. For men and women alike, marriage fosters financially prudent behavior, including higher rates of savings and greater accumulation of assets. In these ways and many more, marriage is an important generator of social, human, and financial capital for economies around the world, and countries that enjoy a comparatively strong marriage culture— such as China, India, and Malaysia—are likely to reap long-term economic dividends.”

Two Ways of Thinking – Richard Garnett suggests that there are two ways of thinking about religious liberty – each with distinct implications.

GO VOTE! – Clicking on the link will take you to the WV SOS’ website that will help you find your polling place.  You can read my take yesterday about who to vote for for Governor.  According to a sizable spike in our stats yesterday, people are trying to figure out where at least one candidate stands on marriage.  More information is available at  But, if that’s not, perhaps this hard-hitting piece will convince you:

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Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

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