Already, most people are tired of the pathetic political
theater in the streets and courthouses of San Francisco, and the legal tomfoolery in the courtrooms and legislature of Massachusetts.
It is shaping up to be long and bruising battle and there is one state that is becoming the center of the counterattack when
it comes to gay marriage. Colorado is home to the author of the Federal Marriage Amendment and a focal point of the growing
movement to preserve traditional marriage.
My congressional representative is Marilyn Musgrave, a spunky, small town
grandmother who seeks to amend the Constitution to reflect that marriage is by definition, tradition, and common sense, a
unique relationship between a man and a woman. She is joined by Colorado Senator Wayne Allard, who is the amendments sponsor
in the Senate. President Bushs endorsement of the Federal Marriage Amendment will make this a hot-button election issue and
provide an opportunity for family value advocates to strike quickly on this issue to ensure public support for traditional
The editorial pages and airwaves are filled with feminists, social activists, and diversity champions who
gleefully see the fulfillment of their own wars on traditional marriage with the final legitimization of homosexuality cloaked
with that once honored and hallowed definition. It is the inevitable culmination of a culture that has steadily degraded and
marginalized a once lofty institution. Marriage has been steadily weakened as cohabitation, illegitimacy, no-fault divorce,
adultery, and serial marriages have intruded and fought for societal acceptance. The age-old concept of marriage being a sacred
union between a man and a woman before God and man has been rejected as unworkable, laughable, hopelessly old fashioned and
contrary to the basest of human sexual urges. Homosexual marriage is the silver bullet that will destroy the last vestiges
of both legitimacy and honor that marriage has held for thousands of years going back to the very origins of Western civilization.
Marriage has never been anything other than between males and females. Now we are expected to accept the notion that
marriage is whatever one wants it to be and defined by the whims of popular culture and liberal judges. For once marriage
is something other that what it has always been, then it must become anything and everything. The same simplistic arguments
monotonously repeated over and over by advocates of same-sex marriage can, and will, be used to justify multiple wives, bi-sexual
trios, incest, group marriage, animal-human and adult-child partnerships, and whatever other twisted formations the human
mind is capable of dreaming up.
American culture is the thermometer of where we are morally as a nation and a reflection
of what is valued. To surrender on this issue is to surrender the culture wars in their entirety. Those who believe in traditional
values and common sense morality have retreated and been defeated time and time again. While they may win the occasional battle,
they are losing the war. Few national leaders have had the stomach or conviction to stand up for what is right. This past
record and poor national leadership in the culture wars makes this final battle even more important. If homosexual marriage
becomes the actual or de facto law of the land then, truly, nothing is sacred or inviolate.
Recently at a Stand up
for Marriage rally at the Colorado state capitol, the line was drawn in the sand against those who seek to deal the final
deathblow to a sacred institution. Rally organizer and local State Representative Kevin Lundberg put it this way We are deeply
concerned, deeply concerned because the bedrock institution of our culture is under attack. I hope with Gods blessing we can
continue to uphold the institution of marriage.
Rep. Lundberg was joined by U.S. Rep. Musgrave, the Denver Roman Catholic
Archbishop, and representatives of the Family Research Council, the Rocky Mountain Family Council, and Focus on the Family
as well as hundreds of local activists and concerned citizens. Sen. Allard and Colorado Governor Bill Owens both sent a letter
in support of the rally. I was very pleased to see this coalition of activist groups, organizations, religious leaders and
elected officials emerge from my own backyard to take on the liberal activist judges of Massachusetts, the lawbreaking self-righteous
mayor of San Francisco and all those in between who have declared war on marriage as we know it. The battle lines have been
very clearly drawn and each and every person is going to have to pick a side.
The backlash against the same-sex marriage
is not about hate, discrimination or a denial of equal rights. Homosexuals are not forced to sit in the back of the bus or
counted as three-fifths of a person. They are forcing their lifestyle, sexual activities, and agenda down the throat of those
who oppose homosexuality for a host of natural, biological, religious, moral, or cultural reasons. It is the homosexual lobby
and their allies who are actively attempting to steal and redefine the institution of marriage. It is they who have emerged
from the closet, taken to the streets and are attempting to snatch legal, cultural, and moral legitimacy for their lifestyle.
If there was ever a time to sally forth and defeat the barbarians of the modern age it is now. Otherwise, raise the
white flag and surrender, for the culture wars will have been lost.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't
pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one
day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States
where men were free."
- President Ronald Reagan
”I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state,
not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me.
I will then use my power, as I see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom
of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arrived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of
sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.”
—William F. Buckley Jr.
"Liberals want to regulate just about everything: where we live, what fuels we use, what car we drive, whether we can
drive or be forced to use government mass transit, where we send our kids to school, what doctor we see, and even to what
extent we express our approval or disapproval of others’ lifestyles. It’s hard to find something liberals don’t
want to regulate. Is that a world you want to live in?”
"At such a time in history, we who are free must proclaim anew our faith. This faith is the abiding creed of our fathers.
It is our faith in the deathless dignity of man, governed by eternal moral and natural laws. This faith defines our full view
of life. It establishes, beyond debate, those gifts of the Creator that are man’s inalienable rights, and that make
all men equal in His sight. "
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
"And if we elect a government that subverts or weakens or ends our war against terrorism, we can count on this: We
will soon face enemies that will make 9/11 look like stubbing our toe, and they will attack us with the confidence and determination
that come from knowing that we don’t have the will to sustain a war all the way to the end."
- Orson Scott Card
"In response to skyrocketing gas prices, liberals say, practically in unison, 'We can’t drill our way out of this
crisis.”' What does that mean? This is like telling a starving man, 'You can’t eat your way out of being hungry!' 'You
can’t water your way out of drought!' 'You can’t sleep your way out of tiredness!' 'You can’t drink yourself
out of dehydration!' Seriously, what does it mean? Finding more oil isn’t going to increase the supply of oil? It is
the typical Democratic strategy to babble meaningless slogans, as if they have a plan. Their plan is: the permanent twilight
of the human race. "
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go
home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains
set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."