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Written by Joseph G. Lariosa   
Thursday, 11 February 2010 06:07

 

JGL Eye

By JOSEPH G. LARIOSA

(© 2009 Journal Group Link International)

 

Should Marriage Wait For Sen. "Noynoy" Aquino?

 

 

C HICAGO, Illinois (JGLi) – Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III turned 50 last Monday, Feb. 8. But it seems settling down, as in getting married, is furthest from his mind.

 

I don’t blame the only son of martyred Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. and the late President Cory Aquino if he is trying to make the most of his bachelorhood.

 

After all, playing a dating game for many years is one of the best phases of a man’s life where there are no obligations and responsibilities to a doting or nagging wife.

 

But I find it odd that his father would ask him to “look after his mother and sisters” that is causing him to remain bachelor.

 

But the Bible in Jeremiah 29:6 tells men to “take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.”

 

Actually, this passage means that if men have jobs that earn enough to send their future children to college, men should think about marrying.

 

For me, if we go by the Bible, which is the word of God, Noynoy has no business looking after his sisters, who are already married and have families and children of their own.

 

Noynoy should have a life of his own and be his own man.

 

Besides if Noynoy wins, he has no more time to look after the welfare of his sisters because his focus is to look after the welfare of a bigger family – the Filipino people.

 

If he is elected President, Noynoy should not depend largely on the advice of his siblings because they will not be accountable if they give him wrong advice. It is only Noynoy, who was elected into office, who is accountable to the people, not his sisters.

 

PLATONIC RELATIONSHIP

 

W hile it is to his advantage that he keeps his platonic relationships with his sisters, his sisters cannot give him the physiologic and romantic needs only a wife can give.

 

And so, if in the race for the presidency, Noynoy takes a detour to the altar, why not?

 

After all, by getting married, Noynoy would be joining the majority – men his age are married, not single.

 

And if he gets married while he is president, his decision will be grounded on the balanced emotional support from his wife, not his sisters. The emotional support of a wife is an asset because when he makes a decision, it will be anchored from the point of view of married family man, who is looked up to as a source of responsible and mature point of view.  Not as a bachelor, who has no idea what problem the majority of the people is going through.

 

If the rigors of the presidential campaign might not let him have a mature and quality relationship with his future wife, marriage can wait.

 

But Noynoy cannot stop the wagging speculations that his being single might make him a suspect that he is gay. Although these had been cancelled out by reports that he had dalliances with some women.

 

But conventional wisdom dictates that if he marries during the course of the campaign, the relatives and friends of his future wife could be an additional asset to his campaign. Their votes, their moral and maybe financial supports will be his for the taking.

 

But if he wins the presidency, he should make marriage his priority because it shows commitment, strength, and dedication.

 

ONE OF THE “WORST U.S. PRESIDENTS”

 

O nly two out of the 44 American presidents who occupied the White House were single.

 

One was Stephen Grover Cleveland, who must have performed well, because he would be the only President to serve two non-consecutive terms (1885–1889 and 1893–1897) and, therefore, is the only individual to be counted twice in the numbering of the presidents.

 

When he became president in 1885, Cleveland did not last long as a bachelor. Cleveland married Frances Forsom in the Blue Room of the White House a year after taking office.

 

Cleveland was the only President to have a wedding in the White House. They had five children. He was said to possess honesty, courage, firmness, independence, and common sense.

 

The only U.S. president, who is a lifelong bachelor, is James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868).

 

Noynoy’s similarity with Buchanan does not end there.

 

If elected, Noynoy, who will become the 15th President of the Philippines, will be like Buchanan, who was the 15th President of the United States and the last to be born in the 18th century.

 

Buchanan, who vetoed more often bills than any president before him, believed in theory of limited government. He said “the lesson should be constantly enforced that, though the people support the government, the government should not support the people. The friendliness and charity of our countrymen can always be relied upon to relieve their fellow-citizens in misfortune.”

 

Noynoy should now distance himself from Buchanan, whose “inaction” that caused the mishandling of the prologue to the American Civil War, earned him the dubious distinction as “one of the worst Presidents in American history.” (lariosa_jos@sbcglobal.net)

 

© opyright 2009 The Journal Group Link International. The contents provided in the JGLi may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or otherwise distributed without the prior written authority of the Journal Group Link International.

 

(Editor’s Note: Watch out for the upcoming outlet-oriented, subscription-based website of Journal Group Link International that guarantees originally sourced stories, features, photos, audios and videos and multi-media contents.)

 


Last Updated on Friday, 12 February 2010 13:24
 
Comments (1)
1 Friday, 12 February 2010 06:20
your life as a partner is misserable, be yourself and try to love your wife, i think you are a cheater and if somebody ask from the street to have sex with you , then you go for it, because you can tell lies without remorse. Do you have good concience o malakas ang putok mo, kaya di mo pansin.

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