The recent SCOTUS ruling on gay marriage has the very real effect of forcing States, Counties, Cities, Townships, and other political bodies to license and recognize same-sex marriages within the United States. Is it not conceivable that this ruling will also force non-political bodies to recognize same-sex marriages? Bodies like businesses and churches. Should it? Would that be something to celebrate? The coercing of others to accept your lifestyle, whether gay or straight? Are we not now on a slippery slope toward not only forcing recognition and acceptance of same-sex marriage, but perhaps also the performance and hosting of same-sex weddings? What in the history of statism would assure us that we are not on that path? The state is primarily about control, not liberty. We would all do well to remember that. And that’s today’s two cents.