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Nothing But a Scrap of Paper

Dr. David Hubbard, Homemade, July, 1989

Nothing But a Scrap of Paper

"Nothing but a scrap of paper&md;that's what a marriage license is!"

This kind of extravagant statement is a symptom of the spirit of our age. With increasing frequency, marriage is being put down, cast aside, and overturned. But wait a minute! Aren't scraps of paper important? Is it not one of the marks of civilized men that they protect themselves against their savagery by scraps of paper? Sure, a wedding license is a scrap of paper, but so in an employment contract, your paycheck, a twenty-dollar bill, the deed to your home, and the Constitution of the United States.