Friday, January 30, 2015
Traditional Values verses Progressive Liberalism
Before I get too deep into this, I want to say I support gay unions but I refuse to acknowledge it by using the term marriage. I fully support and believe in the idea that gay couples should have all rights and privileges of those who are married in the traditional sense.
Gay Unions is a battle of ideas. It’s a battle of which amendment to the United States Constitution really applies. On one hand you have the 10th Amendment and there is the 14th Amendment on the other. As America has become more progressive over the years, the 10th Amendment has been seen more and more as a joke or a nuisance to those who believe in one central governing power and they use the 14th Amendment to grab power from the people and put it in the hands of federal politicians.
If you have not read in full both of these amendments, I highly recommend you do before commenting.
The right of the states to govern their people as they see fit verses equal protection under the law. This is the main reason we have such a divide in America. Gay Unions is only one more battle in a never ending string of battles between these two Amendments.
The truth is, these two Amendments were supposed to complement one another. It was to be the end all of battles between state’s rights and individual liberty. What is has become is something grey and ugly and tearing apart the nation at its core.
Traditional Values verses Progressive Liberalism. That is what the progressives have turned these two Amendments into and the outcome has resulted in a huge power-shift in America from the rights of the states to the one size fits all central power. The 10th Amendment states that all powers not delegated to the federal government shall be retained by the states. Two specific examples, Marriage License & Driver’s License. Both are issued by the state. Both have privileges attached and restrictions applied by the state. No state shall revoke privileges or deprive anyone in their pursuit of life, liberty or property without due process. Pretty simple right? WRONG!
Progressives have been using the Privileges and Immunities Clause of the 14th Amendment to rob Americans of their liberties for years. Take voting for instance, states have voting laws that meet constitutional standards but liberals have challenged those laws and advocated breakage of those laws because of requirement to produce personal identification and proof of residency, both of which are lawfully required. Liberals argue under the 14th Amendment that producing such proof puts an undue burden on the voter and that is why you can vote as many times as you want in places like Seattle and San Francisco but only if you are a liberal.
Now, Marriage License & Driver’s License. Both are administered by individual states under authority granted by the 10th Amendment. The 14th Amendment requires each state to recognize the laws and privileges that come with them that are granted by the issuing state. Liberals have been conned into believing the 14th Amendment trumps the 10th and if the federal government disagrees with any or all portion of state laws regarding driving or marriage or basically anything that falls under the 10th Amendment, the federal government not only has a right but a duty to nullify the existing law and implement its own in place of. In the case of Driver’s Licensing, not once in modern history has a state been forced to change the laws of their state other than what information is mandatory on each license issued. Why, because over and over, the federal government has recognized that the state has the right to grant this privilege as they see fit. With Marriage Licenses, liberals have decided that there should be a one size fits all federal law that supersedes all exiting state laws that expands the very definition of marriage and forces the state to recognize the new definition despite elections in the majority of states rejecting this new definition.
Liberal interpretation of the 14th Amendment and the assault liberals use to redefine the 1st Amendment, I'll save that one or another day.
The Constitution was written in a manner that at the time, a person with basic knowledge of the English language could understand it. Now its language is merely something for progressives to twist and falsely interpret to push a social agenda including progressive activist judges. When judges put ideology over intent into judgments and rulings, American Liberties is the real loser.