In September, 1787, fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia were finishing their work. Outside Convention Hall, large crowds gathered every day to ask the delegates what progress was being made in drafting the plan for a new government.
On September 17, 1787 the delegates completed their epic undertaking. As the delegates left the Hall, — men such as Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and George Washington – the crowd began to shout questions. As Benjamin Franklin passed by Mrs. Powell of Philadelphia, she called out,“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a Republic or a Monarchy?”
Franklin immediately turned towards Mrs. Powell, and without hesitation answered, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
Today is a very sad day for America. We were given a Constitutional Republic and our generation has failed to keep it.
We are no longer governed by the Constitution. We are governed by the whims and prejudices of an elite class of people who believe that their dictates should rule the United States. The rule of law be damned.
This week, two Federal judges will force the citizens of Virginia to recognize same-sex marriage.
You will recall that in 2006, 1.3 million Virginia voters approved an amendment to the State Constitution which defined marriage as it has been known for 4,500 years. The United States Constitution is explicit on the subject of marriage. Only the people of Virginia may define marriage within the State of Virginia. Not the Federal government and not Federal judges. That fact is rock-solid true.
But, there is a powerful movement that seeks to require the acceptance of same sex marriage. The movement is well funded and well publicized. The problem for those who wish to normalize same-sex marriage is that the majority of the States do not wish to do so.
Since the citizens of two-thirds of the States have asserted their Constitutional authority to define marriage, then the only way the elite can re-define it, is to trash the Constitution.
Here is the only way the Constitution permits same-sex marriage to be legalized. Both the US Senate and the House of Representatives must pass a joint resolution by a two-thirds vote. Then, three-quarters of the States must ratify the resolution. Only after those votes would the resolution become an amendment.
Since the elite class could never pass an amendment to mandate same-sex marriage across the country, they are using Federal judges to amend the Constitution.
This is what just happened in Virginia. The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled 2 -1 that the US Constitution requires States to recognize same-sex marriage. You rightly ask, how can Federal judges assert that the Constitution says something that it clearly does not? The answer is, they lie.
To normalize same-sex marriage, Federal judges are amending the Constitution with lies. Again, you rightly ask, how they can get away with doing that. Many people who know the law, understand that these court decisions are fraudulent. Yet, because they approve of the outcome, they approve of the dishonest means that achieved that outcome. For others, the law is a mystery, beyond the ability of ordinary people to decipher.
Let’s consider the opinion of the 4th Circuit Court. The entire United States Constitution fits on eight standard pages. The ruling of the 4th Circuit Court on marriage fills ninety-eight pages. Yes, nearly one hundred pages of words, lies, whims and prejudices. Unless someone understands the scam, they assume that in those ninety-eight pages there is truth.
But there is no truth there, only lies to accomplish the trashing of the Constitution. To the elite, the end justifies the means.
If you are skeptical of my assertion, read the Constitution for yourself. You can do that, as the Constitution was written in a vernacular, so that ordinary men and women could understand its content. See if you can locate in it where the power to define marriage is delegated to the Federal Government.
If you are distressed at the direction of the country, you must do something. To do nothing, is to give free rein to those who are taking away your freedom.
From the steps of Constitution Hall in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin says to you today, “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
Will you do that?
Ken Adams is the Chairman of the Waynesboro Virginia Republican Committee.