Proposed amendment violates constitutional principles

2012-10-01T00:00:00Z Proposed amendment violates constitutional principles nwitimes.com
October 01, 2012 12:00 am

The Constitution expresses the separation of church and state, yet at present there is a conservative surge that seeks a precise governmental definition of marriage.

Some have even gone as far as desiring a constitutional amendment defining its “sanctity." There is monumental hypocrisy in this.

The Republican Party platform stands against “big government," yet they are willing to push forward legislation that not only contradicts the Constitution but also forces a singular morality upon Americans.

There is no greater example of “big government” than this. It is the government’s sworn duty to serve and protect every American, regardless of race, class or sexual orientation. This amendment, if passed, will become the 21st century equivalent to the old Jim Crow laws of the South. It will demonize a percentage of the population for their differences and deny freedom in a land founded on that very ideal.

- Vince Mitchil, Munster

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Submit a Letter to Editor

We welcome letters from readers on any issue of public interest, and make every effort to publish as many as we can and in a timely manner. The Times will publish only one letter a month from a writer, and be sure to include your name, address and a telephone number for verification. Letters should be 150 words or less. They will be edited.

Letters may be submitted:
  • Via our submission form.
  • Via e-mail.
  • Via fax: (219) 933-3249 or (219) 465-7298
  • Via mail or by hand to our offices:
    • 601 45th Ave., Munster, IN 46321
    • 2080 N. Main St., Crown Point, IN 46307
    • 1111 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso, IN 46383
    • 3410 Delta Dr., Portage, IN 46368
    • Please mark envelopes with "Attn: Letters"

Questions?

Email Editorial Page Editor Doug Ross or call (219) 548-4360 or (219) 933-3357

Poll

Loading…

Who would you vote for if the election were held today?

View Results