Readers object to "politically correct" response
I was appalled and sickened to read the "politically correct" answer to the question, "Are gay couples entitled to the same benefits as straight couples?" Your answer, while being politically correct, is not in any way correct.
I was appalled and sickened to read the "politically correct" answer to the question, "Are gay couples entitled to the same benefits as straight couples?"
Your answer, while being politically correct, is not in any way correct. The answer should have been, "No, only if the benefits allowed by law are in line with current EEOC guidelines. Furthermore, until the definition of marriage is changed by the author of marriage (God almighty Himself), we cannot change the basic guidelines of what constitutes a family."
To undermine the basic sacred marriage union between a husband and wife, is to undermine what has been the bedrock for thousands of years in civilized cultures.
Gays, as a group, are asking for special rights, far and away different from the constitutional rights, we, and they, already have.
Their requests are baseless, considering that the Civil Rights Amendment from 1954 gives rights to those individuals whose lifestyle is:
1. Immutable -- Not the case, since there are many documented cases of people both leaving, and entering the gay lifestyle, with proper counseling.
2. Politically disadvantaged -- Definitely not the case these days, with probably the greatest contingent of gays, and gay-friendly politicians in history, in the U.S. government.
3. Economically disadvantaged -- Also, not the case, as evidenced by the gay magazine, "Advocate," which listed the gay household annual income at $55,000, far above the $18,000 national average.
So, you see, the gay-rights argument strikes out on all three counts.
To think, behave, or to pass laws otherwise, is to make a mockery of those past Civil Rights leaders who died for their just causes! -- Jim Magditch
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey