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Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Underrepresentation of the Married in DC

The Washington Post gleefully reports that bureaucrats make good Valentine’s Day dates:

Washington has a lot of rich, single people and a lot of nice date spots, therefore it’s the best city to find love on Valentine’s Day. Or so goes the logic of a new Zillow study that awarded the District the dubious distinction of being the best city for finding love this Feb. 14.

Zillow, an online real estate database, looked at cities with a population of more than 250,000 people and determined which locales had a lot of date spots (restaurants, bars, movie theaters, etc.) and a high number of single people who could afford to fill these establishments. The rankings also took into account which cities had a high percentage of new residents because “you may benefit from an influx of fresh, single faces to prevent a dating scene where everyone knows everyone.”

In other words, the country is basically run by bitter single people who have no concept of what the rest of the United States is like.

For those of us who live outside of the void of insanity that is know as Washington, DC, we probably suspected this.  DC is the center for most of the anti-family policies which are passed on down through the government into the local police department.

You know?  Like the policy that a man should be arrested in all domestic abuse cases even if his wife was the abuser.  Or where a six-year-old boy is listed as a sex offender for hugging his teacher.

This is because single people have this strange ideal about how people should behave in marriage that is largely rigid and unrealistic.  Give such people power over marriage via state contracts and suddenly we have bizarre and downright tyrannical policies concerning private matters.

As an outsider looking into DC, I want nothing to do with it.  The party scene was never really my scene (never could stand the noise and I never developed a taste for beer) but at the same time, I also wouldn’t want to be around the morons who run the think tanks, the lobby groups, and the congressional staff members.  It would disgust me.

I think married people are underrepresented in DC.  And this latest article proves it.