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What We Must Do – Jay Richards

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The Supreme Court has just struck down laws that recognize the perennial truth that marriage involves a man and a woman. The fourteen hold-out states who had maintained the truth must now redefine marriage to include relationships that lack the essential characteristics of marriage. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority, fulfilling his role as the case-study in disastrous Republican appointees. He also wrote the majority opinion for the Windsor case (2013), striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, Lawrence v. Texas (2003), striking down state sodomy laws, and Romer v. Evans (1996), striking down a Colorado law involving sexual orientation.

These were obvious legal precedents for today’s atrocity, though its philosophical basis is found in the infamous Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) in which Kennedy offered this gem: “At the heart of liberty is the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.”

We now see what happens when the American ideal of liberty is re-defined to mean we can make up reality and existence as we go along.

Of course the Supreme Court doesn’t have jurisdiction over reality. It never has. Marriage is what it is, and the high court has now set American jurisprudence against human nature itself. The decision is bound to have effects on some Americans’ views, however. Those whose attitudes are shaped more by social impression than conviction will go along. Some supposedly conservative politicians will buckle like cheap lawn chairs, perhaps growing weary of fighting a trend they’ve been told is inevitable. It’s a lie. They shouldn’t believe it, and neither should you!Read More

Source: Jay Richards, https://stream.org