Thursday, March 5, 2009

Traditional Marriage under Attack in Calf.

California voters in November approved Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment that defined and limited marriage to, what it always has been, between and man and a women. Reuters has reported that those opposed to the decision of the people have asked the California Supreme Court to overturn the amendment to the state constitution and the will of the people.

Homosexual rights advocates, led by the ultra liberal, former California governor and current Attorney General, Jerry Brown, argued, the right to marry is part of the "inalienable right" to liberty, therefore, the state Supreme court "must" strike down even an amendment to the California Constitution that limits it.

The American Conservative Republican believes that what people do in the privacy of their bedroom is their own business, however, when they bring it into the public square, as those advocating gay marriage are doing, it becomes the concern of the greater community.

The family is the basic unit of society, changing the basic structure of that unit is of concern to all who live in that society and, all members of the society should have a say before making a radical change to something as basic to society as the structure and definition of marriage and the family.

The people of California, by approving Proposition 8 through the democratic process, have wisely decided to support the traditional definition of marriage as between one man and one women and, therefore, rejected radically changing the basic unit of their society, the family. Jerry Brown is wrong, a small minority has no right to radically change the basic institutions of a society to advance their own agenda by forcing the majority to accept their concept of what a marriage is or is not.

Overturning Proposition 8 would not only be a defeat for traditional marriage, it would be a defeat for the American principle of, "government by the consent of the governed." and a violation of the peoples' inalienable right to their own liberty to govern themselves.

The people of the state of California have spoken, marriage in their state is only between one man and one women.

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