– 17 October 2014 –
Letters to the Editor –
Jeff Becker, Constitution Party of West Virginia
The word marriage, or any reference to this sacred institution, is not found anywhere in the U.S. Constitution. As such, the Tenth Amendment applies and leaves decisions on marriage completely up “to the States respectively, or to the people.” Federal courts have absolutely no jurisdiction on the matter. There can be no argument here. Known as the principle of interposition, lead constitutional author James Madison confirmed this in his “Virginia Resolution of 1798” where he wrote, “…the States…are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.”
So it is a real shame that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has decided so soon to give up, cave in and not fight for what is clearly an established rule of law – West Virginia’s long-standing ban on same-sex unions. But, is this really any surprise considering that for the past 30 years, Mr. Morrisey’s party has embraced the Log Cabin Republicans – a group of gay and lesbian conservatives and their allies? And until June of this year, GOProud was another Republican homosexual group that included so-called “conservatives” including Anne Coulter and Grover Norquist within their leadership.
It couldn’t be any more obvious to me that the word “conservative” no longer has any connotation of traditional American family values. Conservatives are only conserving the destruction wrought by the radicals and are not doing anything to restore our country. Instead, we need restorationists. Look for and vote for them instead.