Friday, February 16, 2007

McCain On Marriage

Senator John McCain has published this statement on marriage on his new web site,

"As with most issues vital to the preservation and health of civil society, the basic responsibility for preserving and strengthening the family should reside at the level of government closest to the people. In their wisdom, the Founding Fathers reserved for the States the authority and responsibility to protect and strengthen the vital institutions of our civil society. They did so to ensure that the voices of America's families could not be ignored by an indifferent national government or suffocated through filibusters and clever legislative maneuvering in Congress."

Do you really think that the Founding Fathers ever thought the issue of gay marriage would ever arise?

1 comment:

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

1789, the definition marriage, like the color of the sky, was too fundamental a concept to include in the Constitution.

Today, the definition of marriage isn't fundamental enough to include in the Constitution. By this simple expedient, people who are content to see judges saddle us with gay "marriage" sit back and say "leave it to the states".

By that logic, the 13th amendment could be repealed. Why not leave slavery to the states?

Indeed, why not repeal all federal law, and leave it all to the states?

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