What we call "Western Civilization" is the culmination of more than 6000 years of experimentation in how people should live. It began in Egypt and Palestine (Biblical Palestine, not the Arab morass that exists today), and slowly grew. Hebrew monotheism played a very large part in that growth, even before the dawn of Christianity. It took a long time for some of the lessons to sink in, but eventually, in 1776, the majority of the themes outlined in the Bible about how mankind should live together and govern themselves became paramount in the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson, and the Constitution of the United States of America, authored by committee, but primarily guided by two men - James Madison and Gouverneur Morris. These documents are the culmination of 6000 years of evolutionary thought in government, and have proven themselves the strongest, most enduring form of government of free men since their adoption.
Much of our law today derives from the words handed down by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, yet our government is not a religious oligarchy. Nor are our laws a direct derivative of the words of the Ten Commandments. Yet their influence, strained through 3000 years of Jewish examination, the rise of Christianity, and the abuse of powers by past kings, princes, and popes, has given us a set of laws that are both appropriate and enduring.
Chief among our laws are those that recognize the unalienable rights of free men, including the right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Our Constitution establishes the principles of how we will govern ourselves, with checks and balances created to keep one branch of government from assuming powers not given to it. A separate set of amendments were added to our Constitution to enumerate certain rights that Congress, the lawmaking body of our government, could not abrogate.
Today, it's not Congress that is threatening our rights, but the courts. Originally constructed to weigh and evaluate violations of law, many current members of the courts are appropriating the duties of the Congress and establishing laws and precedents that do, in fact, limit the power of the people to govern themselfes, and to force upon the people ideas and precepts that are against their principles.
Marriage laws are just one of many such areas where the courts are pushing agendas and concepts that are unacceptable to the majority of the people. Marriage is both a religious and a political concept, but the religious concept is oldest. It is a contract ordained by God Himself, and empowered with certain responsibilities and duties for both husband and wife. The most telling concept is that, ideally, marriage is the union of one man and one woman, with the expressed purpose of "being fruitful and multiplying" the population.
Marriage is also recognized as a civil institution, with many stipulations and guarantees, including support of children, inheritance, and property sharing. However, these laws derive from religious sources going back to the laws of Moses. Hundreds of generations of use and enforcement have codified them, established specifics upon specifics, and been layered extensively with manmade laws, but the basic principles remain the laws of God and those handed down to Moses.
Today's courts wish to overturn 3000 years of tradition, 3000 years of evaluation and study, 3000 years of experimentation, that have proven to stand the test of time and survive. The courts wish to force upon the people a new definition of marriage, one that is repulsive to the majority of the citizens of this nation that have a religous belief. The courts are engaged in trying to destroy religious beliefs by relegating them to the far sidelines of American livelihood and behavior. This is against the very principles upon which our society was formed, and from which our Constitution arose. Our society and our nation are being destroyed from within by a hoard of arrogant, robed priests of Political Correctness who wish to remake our nation in their image.
It's time it stopped. Judges serve based upon "good behavior". Activism in judicial robes is not "good behavior". It's time to impeach such judges, and force them from office. We need to return this nation to the rule of laws created by our Congress, not the rule of activist judges demanding adherence to the gods of political correctness.