Ban divorce

Dear Editor:Today I did something I never do; I signed a petition to have a measure placed on the November ballot in California. The petition is something I believe every religious group in this state should and will support as I do. It doesn't matter if you're Christian, Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, Jew, Buddhist or any other religion, your "church" is opposed to divorce. This measure would make it illegal for married couples living in the state of California to divorce. Why did I sign this petition, of all petitions? Because it only stands to reason if the people of this state believe they have the right to dictate which babies can and cannot be killed (abortion), which couple can and cannot get married (gay and lesbians), then we the people should deny those that took an oath to stay together the right to separate. Today in this country roughly 50 percent of those getting married will divorce. This to me is abysmal! Do we forget why we got married in the first place? Are we so spoiled and into "me" that we don't care about others? Are we afraid to work through the issues that inevitably crop up? What about the children and their lives, do we just throw them away? I have been married almost 50 years and I can honestly say I love my wife more today than when we were first married. Is it a different type of love? Of course; it's a deeper, more profound love and maybe just maybe when we make it illegal for couples to divorce they will be forced to work through their issues and we will have a much better and more stable population. - Jim Richards, Downey

********** Published: December 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 33