Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
The Holiday Gift Auction is Live! Click here and bid now on great local gifts!
Letters to the Editor

As function is distorted, rights are inverted

There are few things worse than to be misunderstood, and when it leads to miscommunication, then errors become magnified and often accepted as truth.

Take hatred, for example. A few days ago, our “Supreme” Court ruled that laws formulated upon a moral code constitute the creation of animus (i.e., violent hatred) among citizens of our society and, therefore, are intolerable.

This, of course, was part of a ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, signed into law by President Clinton, which stated that marriage is, in fact, defined as the union between a man and woman only.

Of course, animus was not what motivated the establishment of the Defense of Marriage Act, but a mere repugnance of the perversion of truth; for the letter of the law cannot redefine marriage any more than redefine a circle as a square.

Form follows function, and when the distortion of a function is paraded as an act of normalcy, then form soon becomes forgotten, and man and society become governed by impulse rather than by reason.

What follows is the dissipation of principles and the inversion of the very rights that naturally protect all members of a society, from womb to tomb.

Relationships take all kinds of forms and, as such, are recognizable by, and valued for, their many redeemable benefits to the functioning of society. But let’s not misconstrue the acknowledgement of their limitations as a form of animus or bigotry.

Loading more