Eleven score and six years ago, our Fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure.
This war is not between the North and the South, between slave States and Free States. This war is between the People and the Oligarchy. This is not a war of cannons and blood. It is a war of words and votes; a war of ideas and principles; a war between a government of laws and a government of men.
The United States of America was founded on the principle of natural law that there are certain rules of human life and conduct which are ordained by the Creator, and that among these are the right of human beings to establish governments; to determine how they shall be governed and by whom.
The Constitution of the United States specifies that every state shall be guaranteed a republican form of government. In each State the ultimate political power resides in the people. The people make the State’s laws, either directly or through their elected representatives.
In 39 of the 50 American States, the people have adopted laws defining marriage as a relationship between one male and one female human being.
In the face of this overwhelming expression of popular sovereignty, judges of federal and state courts have decreed that the law shall be otherwise; that persons of the same sex must be allowed to enter into marriage contracts.
They have issued their mandates based on the rationale that the people of the States and the legislators they have elected simply don’t have a good enough reason to declare marriage as the union of a male husband and a female wife.
This in the face of the obvious reproductive functions of male and female human beings. This in spite of the centuries of recorded human history in which matrimony has been celebrated, revered, and respected throughout the civilized world. This in total disregard of the mountains of books, studies, treatises, and scientific studies that demonstrate the biological, emotional, spiritual, financial, and social benefits and advantages associated with natural human families founded on the natural marriage of males and females.
And yet, even the stubborn refusal of the judges to recognize the overwhelming evidence in favor of natural marriage is not the ultimate threat to American democracy.
The real problem is the willingness of so many Americans to surrender their birthright of self government; to exchange the rule of law for the law of rulers; to accept and even celebrate the usurpation of popular self government by a self aggrandizing judicial oligarchy.
And for what? Does anyone really suggest that homosexuals, lesbians, bi-sexuals, and transsexuals comprise a majority or even a significant minority of the American people?
Certainly not. If the oligarchy had only the support of the LGBT community, they would not be able to dictate to the nation. The truth is that apathy and indifference, a preference “not to get involved,” and the reluctance of the silent majority to be perceived as judgmental allow a trenchant hedonistic community to commandeer the popular media and dominate its narrative.
Judges are more influenced by favorable editorials than by election returns. That is why they can write legal opinions asserting that there is an emerging public consensus which is diametrically opposite to the results of actual plebiscites. And they know that the American people have a bias in favor of the appearance of regularity. If the judges say so, it must be so. The unhappy result is that judicial opinions have a way of becoming self fulfilling prophesies.
The United States of America is the greatest nation on earth because of the character of its people. We are good people who know the difference between right and wrong, good and evil. If this nation perishes from the face of the earth, it will be because its people have lost their moral compass, allowed themselves to become indolent, hedonistic, selfish, and inhuman; because they permit themselves to trust judges rather than God and the sovereign will of His people.