Let’s just admit that the Progressives have been as wrong about marriage as they have been about Anthropogenic Global Warming (or whatever the label du jour is), economics, the sanctity of life, overpopulation, energy, you name it. Return to your traditions. Progressivism has (mostly) been a scam.
He is writing in response to this:
It is unconscionable to recommend marriage to any man under a legal regime in which he has no protection under the law and can be forced out of his own home by a single false charge.
I think it’s my duty to back Smitty up on this. You see, the reason I am single is that I am divorced, and the reason I divorced is that I was in a marriage so abusive that I divorced “with the blessing of the Catholic Church,” according to the priest who counseled us. I am poor because the judge in our civil divorce case did not see things the way this woman does whom I have quoted above. He was a Progressive, and so he believed that because I did not work and was a stay-at-home mom, that AUTOMATICALLY meant that I was a “bum”. So, considering that my husband was the only one who had worked in the time we were married, and considering that this Progressive judge deemed this to mean I was nothing more than a “bum”, my husband got the assets and I got the debt. I did get custody of the four kids, however.
That’s why I’m poor. I’ve never really been able to get out from under that debt. Meanwhile, he has the life savings. All of it. I didn’t get a penny.
Stuff like this makes me realize how disgusting the Left is for claiming they are compassionate and the Church is not….and how much I love Smitty and others like him for his brains and manly conservatism, a.k.a. chivalry.