As the Democratic National Convention gavels to order in Charlotte, NC, they will usher in a new era of undermining the foundations of America. For the first time in American history, a major political party will adopt as part of its platform the institutionalization of same sex marriage. And, far from being hollow rhetoric, the 2012 Democratic Party platform specifically calls for the unequivocal overturn of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which has already come under assault from the Obama Administration.
Overturning DOMA will not only trample the Judeo-Christian definition of the family unit in Western Civilization, but will also decimate the ability of states like ours to stand up for traditional marriage. This act, which was passed by Congress and signed by then-President Bill Clinton in the mid-1990s, defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and protected states from being forced to recognize same sex marriages.
DOMA sought to address the Left’s attempts to use the “Full Faith and Credit” clause of the Constitution to force states like South Carolina to recognize same sex marriages performed in liberal states. The “Full Faith and Credit” clause is a portion of Article IV, Section I of the United States Constitution which ensures that the judicial proceedings of the various states are reciprocally recognized across state lines. While this is a good thing when used properly, like ensuring that drivers’ licenses from South Carolina are recognized in Virginia and vice-versa, it has been manipulated by supporters of same sex marriage to help facilitate the forced radical redefinition of marriage and the family unit.
Thus, while DOMA sought to protect states’ rights of refusal to recognize a same sex marriage, this common sense piece of legislation, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President, sought to protect the institution of marriage concurrent with protecting a state’s right to address marriage laws within its own borders.
While I personally support a Federal marriage amendment, which would define marriage as between one man and one woman, as I see marriage as absolutely foundational to American liberty, I support DOMA as a stop-gap measure. Now, even this compromise piece of legislation is being compromised by the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party.
Make no mistake about it, the Democratic Party’s adoption of such an extreme position on marriage and DOMA is out-of-touch with the American public. In true Alinsky-style fashion, President Obama’s campaign spokesman today tried to portray Governor Mitt Romney’s and the GOP’s position of supporting traditional marriage as “extreme,” while it is the President’s and his Party’s position that is extremely outside the mainstream view.
It is yet another example of how radical liberal ideologues attempt to paint the mainstream as radical and the radical as mainstream. In this instance, it isn’t just that the President and his Party are out of the mainstream of public opinion, but of American values and 3,000 years of recorded human history.
The adoption of such an extreme position by the Democratic Party should be a clarion call to Christians across the country of all races and all backgrounds. The groundwork is being laid that will radically redefine marriage, remake the nucleic family unit and restructure the Federal government’s role in the lives of the American people.
As Aristotle warned thousands of years ago, a free society must never replace the nucleic family unit with the family of the state. Dismantling the traditional marital unit does more than just dismantle the nucleic family; it dismantles the firm foundation of American freedom and limited government.
That is an outcome that freedom loving Americans cannot accept.