NJ is trying to ban child marriage — and that’s a travesty (Opinion)
A bill to ban marriage under the age of 18 is almost here, and thanks to the big government-lovin' Phil Murphy, we will likely soon be the first state in the country to have it.
I think this is a travesty. Since when does the government know what’s best for my family? My children? This bill will set a dangerous precedent.
It was stopped in its tracks last year by former Gov. Chris Christie. Love him or hate him, Christie usually stayed true to the ideal of a smaller, less intrusive government that is a Hallmark of the Republican Party. He vetoed the bill, saying it was too restrictive and could infringe on religious and cultural traditions.
I think Christie was right. And as usual, when he signs it into law, Phil Murphy will once again make a mockery of the NJ State Motto, “Liberty and Prosperity.”
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