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[LBB] Destroying Freedom in the Name of Equality

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friendsofwarnerThe same-sex “marriage” lobby is relentless. They are focused on one thing and one thing alone: the absolute celebration of homosexual relations as a virtue. Any price is justified in the pursuit of that goal, including freedom itself.

The latest example comes from the state of Virginia, where “Friends of Mark Warner” have turned to lobbying the Appellate Court to rule in favor of same-sex “marriage.”

Here is their call to arms in its entirety:

Tell the Court of Appeals: It’s Time for Marriage Equality in VA!

A federal judge just ruled that Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional! All of us are created equal, and we should all be able to marry the person we love.

But this fight is now headed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond — and until they rule, same-sex couples in committed relationships are still being denied their right to marry in Virginia.

Please use the form below and stand with US Senator Mark Warner. Tell the Court of Appeals to rule in favor of marriage equality.

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Not content with having courts overruling the will of the people, they are now turning the courts into a full blown legislative body to be influenced by lobbying efforts.

This is an extraordinary departure from the freedom-preserving ideas of our Founders. In Federalist #78, Alexander Hamilton addressed the proper role of the judiciary branch:

[T]he judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them. The Executive not only dispenses the honors, but holds the sword of the community. The legislature not only commands the purse, but prescribes the rules by which the duties and rights of every citizen are to be regulated. The judiciary, on the contrary, has no influence over either the sword or the purse; no direction either of the strength or of the wealth of the society; and can take no active resolution whatever. It may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment…

Today’s version of the judiciary is a mere caricature of what the Founders intended.

The homosexual lobby has turned to the courts time and again to overrule the vote of the people, re-write legislation and even initiate executive action. They applaud all these efforts, even when they are costing us our freedoms.

One court even said so, very specifically. The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled a photographer is obligated to service a same-sex “wedding” or face the full force of the law. No matter if the photographer objects based on his religious beliefs, expressly guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The court said the violation of our religious freedoms is “the price of citizenship.”

With this new effort of lobbying the courts, the homosexual lobby aims at that which is supposed to be the benchmark of justice, impartiality. This ends-justify-the-means mentality is corroding our freedom, and we must stand forcefully against it.

We must resist the temptation to use the same tactics. Influence in the courts is brought through legal arguments and respect. Respect for our Constitution and the rule of law. The ends do not justify the means. The means matter. And no matter how dirty the other side plays, we must win in the right way.

What good is it to us to “win” an argument if we end up losing our freedoms? No, we must win with an approach that upholds the values that have made our country great. Yes, it is difficult. But it is possible. Our Founders showed us that.

Against all odds, they defeated a great and mighty foe to establish the principles of freedom and liberty we fight for today. We stand before the challenges of our day in the same manner, knowing that truth will prevail, trusting that Providence guides and guards us through it all.

We stand on the right side of history. For we stand for truth, freedom and liberty. Be encouraged!

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