Month: March 2013

Gay Marriage in America

Earlier this week I wrote about this subject on my other website.  I proposed that the arguments that were presented to the Supreme Court in the two separate cases they were presented actually has a solution that is both a compromise and one that can create a victory for both sides.

I encourage you to read it by going here.

One of the problems is that marriage is a states rights issue.

In other words, constitutionally, the Federal Government is not given power over marriage, it is done state by state by each state government.

Yet the Federal Government gives people like me, a heterosexual married guy special consideration because I am married to my wife.  These special considerations are not given to homosexual couples.

What special considerations?

One example is income tax.  My wife and I get to join our incomes and expenses and file jointly as a married couple.   Last week I asked our tax preparer to double check to see what the difference would be if we filed our taxes separately.

The difference was over $1000 more that we would owe if we were not allowed to file as a married couple.

I encourage you to read what I wrote for a more complete solution to this issue of  Gay Marriage.

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Why This Blog?

Welcome to those of you who have recently discovered this blog and those of you who have subscribed.

This website is not my usual hang-out.  It is merely a place where I will share thoughts of a political nature.

When I started blogging 10 years ago on another blog platform, I purposely wanted to keep my political thoughts away from my other writings.

Politics can be very devise, it can create heated debate, and for some it can create wedges in otherwise good relationships.

My professional life had nothing to do with politics and I worked with folks who were very liberal and others who were very conservative.  I worked in the world of sales and media.  Mostly radio advertising along with media and marketing consulting.

But I also wanted to capture my thoughts “on paper” on occasion to help my family to understand, if they want, where I stand on the role of government in our lives and related items of a political nature.

Unless you Googled “ScLoHo” you would not find this website.  Actually for a few years, I even hid this from the search engines as I did not want my political thoughts to be used either in my favor or against me as a public figure working in the media world.

Now when you Google “ScLoHo” this site appears as one of the first page Search Engine Results.

If you dig in and read when I have presented over the past 6 years, you’ll find I am generally conservative but I often contradict myself too.

Politics are all around us, not just in our government.  I encourage every one of us to do some examining of the world we live in, and be prepared to have a solid answer on things you believe.