“This society in which we live is radically changing. What previous generations saw as evil is now embraced as being good. It is a dangerous and slippery slope upon which we stand when we reject what Solomon called the beginning of wisdom – the fear of God.” – Ray Comfort
It’s standard practice for liberals to dismiss any use of the slippery slope argument. The slippery slope argument suggests that once a certain boundary is crossed, a series of similar, but further boundaries are to be inevitably crossed as well. The left dismisses these arguments because their moral philosophy is a slippery slope. They have no defense for their moral positions, so they simply disregard the argument.
One of the positions for which the left has heavily advocated is gay marriage. Just a short while ago (2008), Hillary Clinton proclaimed that marriage was between a man and a woman. However, once it became politically expedient for her, she changed her mind. The same story is true for most national democratic candidates. Now, because of the change in the social acceptance of the gay and lesbian movement, the left has fully embraced gay rights as their charge. But it’s in their bold acceptance of gay marriage that they fall into their trap.
In his 4th of July speech, Joe Biden—often known for his verbal missteps—may have inadvertently argued against his own interests.
“You should be able to marry whomever you love…We have a lot more to do to fulfill the promise and meaning of the Declaration.”
In that one sentence, Biden opened the door for a prime slippery slope argument. If we should be able to marry whomever we love, why does the Obama administration–including Joe Biden–only support gay marriage? There are several other types of marriage between consenting adults that Obama, and Biden don’t really seem to care about. For instance, if we should be able to marry whomever we love, why can’t a father marry his daughter? If the father, and daughter are both above the age of consent, why stop them from fulfilling their love? Additionally, why can’t a brother and sister marry? Why can’t two brothers marry? Why can’t a man have multiple wives? Why can’t a woman have multiple husbands? These are all valid relationships, if we are to believe what Biden said. Each of these relationships fulfills the criteria set before us by the left regarding what defines “love rights.”
The slope of this argument couldn’t be any more slippery. If one supports gay marriage, one must also support polygamy, polyamory, and incest. Given that, why is Joe Biden so adamant about gay marriage, but completely silent regarding these other types of allegedly valid loving relationships? Because there is no political gain to be had…at this time.
You see, just as the gay, and lesbian movement wasn’t always the size it is today, the incest, and polyamory movements aren’t very large just yet. To be sure, they are out there, but they are not mainstream yet. The emphasis remains on the word “yet.” Just as Ray Comfort said, what was once accepted as evil has, over time, become mainstream. What is now considered evil will eventually have it’s time in the sun. When that time comes—and not a moment before—you can be sure that the democrats will stand up, and proclaim that the next civil rights movement has arrived.