The Forgotten Election Issue
Patriot Update – Nick Adams – 10/23/2012
But in President Obama’s apparently “newfound” support of gay marriage, he did make it clear that it was a matter for individual states, and not the federal government. How very generous of him; he suddenly rediscovered the Constitutional rights of states. And how courageous of him; to make a symbolic statement yet make it clear he could and would do nothing.
Gay marriage is not a matter of freedom, or rights. It is a moral question. Sadly some Americans have forgotten that the sole reason for this institution, in principle, was the social regulation for the obligations associated with procreation. This is not to suggest that those marriages of man and woman incidentally unable to conceive due to age or infertility are irrelevant; in principle definition, they are included. But a marriage of two of the same sex is, in principle, impossible, redefining the institution to the point of removing the need.
Yes, that’s right. To permit the marriage of the homosexual removes the very need of the institution of marriage. Not to mention such an act is contrary to the moral character of the American nation or a commitment to God’s best.
In the event of a Romney win, I suspect we will never quite know the impact of this issue in securing victory. But if he doesn’t get across the line, it may be seen as a missed opportunity to mobilize and energize the base and many who didn’t intend on voting, by appealing to the visceral, not just the hip pocket.