Case in point, Gov. Rick Perry on New York’s same-sex marriage law.
Perry, who is considering running for president, at a forum in Colorado on Friday called himself an “unapologetic social conservative” and said he opposes gay marriage — but that he’s also a firm believer in the 10th Amendment, the Associated Press reported.
“Our friends in New York six weeks ago passed a statute that said marriage can be between two people of the same sex. And you know what? That’s New York, and that’s their business, and that’s fine with me,” he said to applause from several hundred GOP donors in Aspen, the AP reported.
“That is their call. If you believe in the 10th Amendment, stay out of their business.” [Source]
An argument that was also used when it came to slavery. While generally the concept is correct when it comes to state right’s it does not mean that a state has license to pass what they may. An unjust law is no law at all and New York’s law can be objected to based on the natural law. These types of distinctions are very important and I would have serious reservations about anybody who could not make the correct distinction here. Though to tell the truth I already has serious reservations about Gov. Perry and in fact the whole slate of president wannabes. If New York instituted a form of Romneycare, Obamacare, etc than certainly that would be the state’s right. Redefining marriage is not within the prerogative of any state.
I think “stupid” is too extreme here. I don’t approve of gay marriage; it’s a non-sequitur. But it is within a state’s domain to define it as the state wishes; whether it comports with natural law, or any moral framework, is a separate issue. I bet we can identify countless conflicts between state law and natural law. Additionally, culture has been defining marriage down for years. We’re better off holding up the sacrement of marriage as the living mirror of the earthly exemplar of the union of the Trinity than waiting for the state to do this job for us.
I am honestly beginning to think that anyone expressing interest in running for president calls their judgment into such question that it disqualifies them.
Thaddeus McCotter 2012!!! He’s the best candidate we’ve got so far!
And yet, using the same 10th amendment logic that Perry has in this case, if a State, exercizing its prerogative as a sovereign State, chose to outlaw abortion, then it would be fully empowered to do so.
Point of order – the question is not whether New York has the right to redefine marriage; the question is whether I have the right to interfere in the internal affairs (no pun intended) of New York. My rights in that regard fall off swiftly with distance, rather like the strong nuclear force (again, no pun intended). If the Lord smites New York, the fallout is unlikely to drift as far as Dripping Springs, Texas.
Our dear President O has directed the Justice Dept. to not defend the Defense of Marriage Act, he has spoken out of both sides of his mouth continuously. If the vote to allow same sex marriages would have put on the ballot in New York it probably would have failed(just like California) and that is why this “movement” is going the route of bypassing the public and going to the state legislatures(which seem to represent themselves and not their constituents). It all boils down to an intense nation wide operation to undermine the fact that there is a supreme being and that there is a moral law that we are to follow. And our contry was founded on these basic principles. Once God is removed from the fabric of our country the government takes on the role of supreme being and they make the new moral laws. Perry is just another politician wanting to be something to everybody. He says he has nothing to do with New York’s law,but he is against same sex marriages…but is he going to accept the legal ramifications of a New York SSC that moves to the great state of Texas and recognize them as a “married” couple?