Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Founders spoke of rights being endowed by the Creator. The government does not grant us rights. It acknowledges them. A government that sees itself as the giver of rights is an arrogant and deluded government. Likewise, the government has no authority to supersede the moral law. It is not in the power of government to redefine marriage. Perhaps, though I'd oppose it, it could claim to have the power of establishing an alternative form of "civil union", but that is wholly different from marriage. Since it disrupts society's understanding of marriage by introducing a false alternative, it is not in for the good of society, and should on those grounds be opposed though government might have the power to establish it. - Anthony Summers