On June 26, 1943 my (adopted) parents were married. They eloped after a whirlwind six-week courtship, and were married in a civil ceremony by a Justice of the Peace in southeast Missouri. They were together until death, and only death, did them part, on July 23, 2008.
We mate for life, or not at all.
"The practical reason for freedom is that freedom seems to be the only condition under which any kind of substantial moral fiber can be developed — we have tried law, compulsion and authoritarianism of various kinds, and the result is nothing to be proud of." -- Albert Jay Nock, "On Doing the Right Thing", in The American Mercury (1925)
"Men in a state of decadence employ professionals to fight for them, professionals to dance for them, and a professional to rule them." -- G.K. Chesterton
"No man is so exquisitely honest or upright in living, but that ten times in his life he might not lawfully be hanged." -- Montaigne
"But to live outside the law, you must be honest." -- Bob Dylan
"Unjust laws can be altered, as well as made. There's a new spirit in the world. Taxed out of existence, robbed of their independence by the government, the people must fight back how they can. What we're doing here is just a pin-prick. But a thousand pin-pricks put together ... " -- Christopher Syn
"Not in the flight of thought, but in the act alone is there freedom" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire ... Must be a yearning deep in the human heart to stop other people from doing as they please. Rules, laws — always for the other fellow." -- Robert Heinlein