The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments yesterday on California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative that was passed by the voters of that state and subsequently declared unconstitutional by the 9th circuit court of appeals. Some of the justices, lead by Justice Kennedy, hinted that the court may not rule on the case at all, which would allow the 9th circuit's decision to stand. So by not ruling, the justices are taking a stand to support the denial by a judiciary, in this case the 9th circuit, to allow the will of the people in a state to have any meaning at all. The fact that this case is before the court is illustrative of the Lefts total disregard for the will of the people when that will conflicts with their rigid ideology.
Proposition 8 confirms that marriage is between a man and a woman, it is not as some have characterized it, a ban on gay marriage. The initiative was passed with the support of the majority of voters in California, with 70 percent of blacks and over 60 percent of Hispanics supporting it. This is fascinating, especially in light of the fact that those two groups overwhelmingly voted to re-elect President Obama, now the poster child for gay marriage.
My opposition to gay marriage is based on logic, reason and natural law. Ever since the dawn of man, marriage between one man and one woman has been practiced by every society as the best way to raise children and transform them into productive members of the society. An entire gaggle of modern studies show that children raised by a mother and a father living in the same household are many more times likely to finish school, avoid out of wedlock births, not have drug and alcohol problems, stay out of prison and make a good living. And since the number one objective of marriage is the teaching and raising of moral and responsible children, and since homosexual couples can not conceive children on their own accord, one must deduce that nature intended marriage to only be between a man and a woman.
Those who would allow homosexual marriage, would be engaging in nothing less than the destruction of civil society. Homosexual marriage destroys the concept of the traditional family structure, which is the basis of a strong and orderly society. Without strong traditional families, crime rises, drug and alcohol abuse increases and out of wedlock births become the norm. At present, forty three percent of all births in the U.S. are to single mothers, a statistic that makes Leftists very happy because it assures more dependence on government, but does nothing to contribute to a free, prosperous and moral society.
I am in favor of civil unions for homosexual couples, but marriage has been, for thousands of years, a tradition practiced by cultures around the globe to mean a union recognized by the society and God as a special relationship. I fail to see why this tradition, and necessary part of a morally cohesive society, should now be changed to satisfy less than one percent of the population who are homosexuals and want to marry. The objective, I believe, is not to gain rights for homosexual couples (they already have all those rights with civil unions), but to deny the rights of those who wish to keep traditional marriage as the vehicle by which our culture replenishes itself with productive and morally grounded citizens. And that is what Justice Kennedy and others on the bench are refusing to stand up and defend with their support of the 9th circuit's decision, should they decide not to make an official judgement on the case before them. It is this lack of courage by our leaders and people in positions of authority that is the crisis of our generation that could forever change the direction of this great nation.