I have listened intently to all the analysis of this week's Supreme Court decision to strike down part of the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA for all you abbrevitists), signed into law by Bill Clinton in the 1990s after it was passed by a Democrat Congress. And although Justice Kennedy, in his majority opinion, intimated that Bill Clinton and his fellow Democrats were bigots for ever passing the law in the first place, this is one of the few times I find myself on the side of a Bill Clinton decision. But the issue is not whether people who believe in traditional marriage are the narrow-minded reprobates that Justice Kennedy accuses them of being or whether or not a homosexual relationship is somehow equal to that between a man and a woman. The answer to both these questions can only be logically answered in the negative.
The real issue of the court's decision is that five out of nine justices on the Supreme Court of the United States put themselves above not only their Constitutional role, but also the natural law upon which the U.S. Constitution is built. The founders created a Constitution that acknowledges natural law as the best and only basis upon which to organize a society. They further realized that no government can dole out rights like free hot dogs at a business opening, they acknowledged that the rights of free people come from God. One of the most fundamental natural laws of a thriving and moral society is the concept of marriage being between one man and one woman for the purpose of procreating, and raising the offspring of that procreation to be contributing members of the society in which they reside. What could be more basic to the continuing existence of a society than the raising of children? Over the thousands of years of known human existence, no other relationship has been proven to be better for accomplishing that goal than that of a married man and woman who have committed themselves, not only to each other, but to their children?
Sometimes the level of foulness and disgust that pours forth from some men's mouths is far greater than the debris that pours forth from any other orifice of the human body. Illustrative of this proposition is President Obama's celebratory statement on the Court's decision. In one statement, President Obama, not only disparaged and denounced a majority of Americans (many who voted for him, as Hispanics and blacks overwhelmingly support traditional marriage) but thousands of years of human tradition and culture built upon the morality that exists as a result of natural laws. Not to acknowledge that the relationship between a homosexual couple is different than that between a heterosexual one, is not only the height of folly and ignorance, but it misses the uniqueness of the sexes.
Redefining marriage to include same sex couples is like redefining a mortgage borrower to include people with no down payment or proof of income...Oh wait Democrats actually did that as part of their last big push to make everyone equal, and it brought us one of the biggest financial meltdowns in our nation's history. It seems natural laws and reason are in affect whether or not Democrats or the Supreme Court of the United States recognize them. We ignore natural laws like gravity and the definition of marriage to our own peril, for we shall surely suffer the consequences of our arrogant ignorance.