Trenton — Gov. Chris Christie continued to press his case for a voter referendum on gay marriage in New Jersey, saying on national television today that “good people of good will have a difference of opinion.” Christie, a Republican running for re-election against Democrat Barbara Buono, gave an extended interview to CBS that aired today on “Sunday Morning.” “My view on it is, put it on the ballot,” he said about gay marriage, in the middle of a wide-ranging discussion about Hurricane Sandy, his weight and his presidential prospects. “Let the people decide." A state judge ruled to legalize same-sex
Comments: CC punts on homosexual marriage, buffing his credentials for 2016. Meanwhile, Mr. "Let the People Decide" does not extend this courtesy to the right of self-defense within the dangerous cities.
I agree with him on this. Notwithstanding California´s unconstitutional judicial fiat, the perverted left fears nothing more than a public referendum on this. The polls they have been pushing are skewed.
The difference between democracy and liberty is usually hard for the average person to see.
Democracy puts things to a vote. Things including what toilet or shower head are in your bathroom, or whether you can own a gun. Republicans and Democrats favor authoritarianism by majority.
LIBERTY (and individual responsibility) takes such decisions out of the realm of big government. They become decisions of individual citizens, for those citizens. It is called ´Pursuit of Happiness´, or life without government intervention.
I agree with a former writer. God is not mocked: What we sow, we will reap! God´s Word declares righteousness, not political-correctness!
God´s will/way are not subject to change by the government or voice of the people!
Judgment Day will "prove" His sovereignty to those unwilling to listen today! What will be their response when they hear: "Depart from Me for I never knew you!" Satan will then have totally destroyed those willing to follow him, denying God´s Son and His way, not seeking first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness!
Choose you this day whom you will serve?
Even if the law of the land supports Satan´s way, we Christian Believers will stand for God and not support it.
America has fallen off a slippery slope, seeking to please atheists and Muslims, denying Christians their rights.
Let´s stick with the Constitution! Back then this was not even considered for we honored marriage and parenthood, the foundation of our country, under God.
As an aside, Obama continues to omit "under God" in every speech he makes. He is not "one of US". His allegiance is elsewhere and that is our problem.
Pray for America! We need a revolution of Faith, declaring God´s Word as Truth and dethroning Satan from the political power in this country we love and want back!
I am less concerned about what society votes marriage to be than I am about the State forces churches to do. Society voting that two dudes can play Mister Mister is one thing. The State forcing churches to sing Kyrie Eleisons to gay marriage is a road I will not travel.
"Marriage is a sacrament, therefore not subject to a vote."
Incorrect. We are a Republic, NOT a theocracy. And not all adhere too your brand of religion and many don´t subscribe to your religion at all. Go back and read the biblical law. Its not pretty, and I guarantee that each and ever one of us violates many of the laws daily.
And then if the people do decide on it a hand-picked judge will overturn. See California for how that works.
The fact is the government has no business defining marriage. They should only handle the business transaction side of it. Everyone who wants to share benefits, assign next-of-kin, joint-file taxes, etc .. should have to get a certification of civil partnership. Then, if they want to get married, they find the institution that will do that and they tie the knot.
I know people who have had to get "ordained" online in some bogus church because they were asked and wanted to officiate another friend´s wedding. This is ridiculous. The government needs to step out of that side of it once and for all.
I agree with #2 that Marriage is a religious rite, a sacrament. I also don´t think that the government should be involved with approving, disapproving, modifying, sanctioning or not sanctioning various religious rites. Why marriage and not baptism, communion or circumcision? If a church, synagogue, mosque or temple does or does not want to perform and recognize same sex marriage, the government should not be getting involved in a religious determination.
#14 ~ "full faith and credit" results in each state´s stuff being each other state´s business ~ more or less ~ which is another element of ´federalism´ frequently ignored ~ the relationships among the states separate and apart from the intrusion of the federal gub´mnt.
Too bad we don´t have a separate court system for that part of the law ~ but we could have. That would be one of those things to be brought up at the convention eh!
Now, the origins of marriage ~ that´s about 4.5 million years back when there are clear signs among the remains of folks who may well be ancestral to us that they engaged in lengthy periods of male/female pair bonding.
Sexual dimorphism (males and females being different sizes, shapes, etc) arises out of the development of social arrangements among a group of critters. We got that in spades! (and bra sizes ~ men´s bra sizes just don´t compare eh)
So, what is marriage in light of that biological origin of the process ~ well, it´s a reflection of that which has been established by God ~ and the issue of government recordation practices is at yet another remove, but part of the process.
I suspect that the long term biological survival of homosexuality doesn´t have a good prospect. So, should governments bother recording it?
Despite the gay marriage movement´s proclamation of "overwhelming pubic support as witnessed by Public Opinion Polls in the media" they will object to kingdom come against matter being put to a referendum. They know that the "Public Opinion Polls in the media" are all fixed to support the homosexual agenda..
Richmond, Va. – There is a group of teenagers going around Richmond and knocking out people on the streets, Richmond Police Det. W. Cutshall said. The teens then steal whatever they want from the victim. “It’s two to three, sometimes four male juveniles knocking pedestrians or bicyclists to the ground,” Det. Cutshall said. “When they knock them to the ground, they begin punching them and kicking them and taking whatever they have in their possession.” (Snip) The victims’ injuries in the attacks have grown more serious recently, he added. In some instances victims have been knocked unconscious or lost teeth in the
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A black Mercedes slows to a halt and the driver hurries to open the door for his celebrated passenger. The tip of a walking stick appears first, then, as it finds the pavement, lean fingers decorated with jewelled rings can be seen gripping its handle. After a few moments the stick is followed by its owner – a matriarchal old lady wrapped against the winter chill in a thick blue cardigan. (Snip) But don’t be fooled by her congenial smile and, above all, don’t get too close ... she is also Bulgaria’s grande dame of pickpocketing and proud of her
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