This weekend Senator Thompson on Meet the Press said he did not support constitutional amendments to protect life and marriage. Senator Thompson's comments were disappointing and disheartening for those who were expecting him to be a solid voice for conservatives. The marriage and life amendments are critical issues for those of us who have been on the front lines of these cultural battles.
I just wanted to touch on this topic briefly. For over three decades now, the Republican mainstream politicians have been telling us that the way to beat Roe v. Wade is in the Supreme Court by appointing justices who will rule in favor of life. These same GOP politicians have repeatedly told us they are opposed to gay-marriage, but do not support a constitutional amendment protecting marriage, and that this is a matter for the courts to decide. To this I have the following to say...
A 'krytocracy' is defined as a government ruled by judges. Those politicians who want to punt these important social matters to the court are in effect advocating our nation become a krytocracy on social and moral issues. To them I have just one question to ask.
What U.S. Supreme Court ruling brought slavery to an end in this nation?
The answer of course is none. The Supreme Court never ruled to end slavery in the United States. In fact, the Supreme Court actually ruled in favor of slavery in just about every case brought before it, especially the infamous Dred Scott ruling of 1856. No, slavery was ended in America by nothing less than an amendment to the U.S. Constitution -- the 13th Amendment to be exact. I dare say, if such an amendment were never passed, and the matter were left entirely to the courts forever, black Americans would still be in the bondage of slavery to this very day!
History has demonstrated time and time again that the United States Supreme Court is NOT the best arbitrator of justice on moral issues and basic human rights. In the wake of Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade, how can any politician in good conscience place issues like abortion and marriage before the Supreme Court expecting it to "do the right thing?"
Just as slavery was brought to an abrupt end by a constitutional amendment, so the same must be done with gay-marriage and abortion on demand. It is the ONLY way it could ever happen. In my opinion, any political candidate of any sort, who doesn't support such constitutional amendments is either incredibly ignorant of American history, or else he's being disingenuous about his Pro-Life position.