Should Government Get Out of the Marriage Business? [POLL]
Senator Rand Paul has shared his view on how to change up marriage laws in America. In short, keep the federal government out. Paul wrote an opinion piece for TIME in which he says he is against the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, but that everyone should be able to enter into a contract.
The 14th Amendment does not command the government endorsement that is conveyed by the word “marriage.” State legislatures are entitled to express their preference for traditional marriage, so long as the equal rights of same-sex couples are protected.
So the questions now before us are: What are those rights? What does government convey along with marriage, and should it do so? Should the government care, or allocate any benefits based on marital status?
And can the government do its main job in the aftermath of this ruling — the protection of liberty, particularly religious liberty and free speech?
We shall see. I will fight to ensure it does both, along with taking part in a discussion on the role of government in our lives.
Perhaps it is time to be more careful what we ask government to do, and where we allow it to become part of our lives.
The Constitution was written by wise men who were raised up by God for that very purpose. There is a reason ours was the first where rights came from our creator and therefore could not be taken away by government. Government was instituted to protect them.
We have gotten away from that idea. Too far away. We must turn back. To protect our rights we must understand who granted them and who can help us restore them.
It may never happen, but would you like to see the government get out of the marriage business? Let the government handle the contracts while churches handle the marriage? Let us know in today's KFYO Poll of the Day.