No government needed

Tait Trussell writes on Townhall: As writer Cynthia Crossen’s research points out, in early America, many men and women had common-law-marriages, living together without the blessings of a church ceremony or approval of a governmental licensing authority. An l843 law declared that “no particular form of ceremony shall be necessary, except that the parties declared that they take each other as husband and wife.”

As I pointed out last week, it hasn’t taken long for government involvement to nearly destroy the institution. More of the same venom that is poisoning you is unlikely to serve as an effective antidote.