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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Romney supports foundational values
Question of the Day
As we approach this watershed presidential election, what questions are most important? Economics and jobs are being given the pre-eminent attention by the media. Equally relevant, though, is the moral direction in which each candidate will lead the nation.
President Obama does not support the Judeo-Christian doctrines regarding heterosexual marriage. An example is his abandonment of the Defense of Marriage Act, which was passed by Congress in 1996 and signed by President Clinton. In late 2011, Mr. Obama instructed Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to cease enforcing it. Until Congress repeals it or the U.S. Supreme Court rules that it is unconstitutional, it is a valid law, and no president has the authority to decide unilaterally it is defunct.
Moreover, having read of the consequences of legalizing homosexual “marriage” in the Netherlands and Norway, I don’t want it here. When it becomes permissible, polygamy and other depraved unions will follow, and our once-great nation will be morally broken forever. Mr. Obama has voiced his approval of homosexual “marriage,” and the Democratic Party has added it to the party’s 2012 platform. I maintain that heterosexual marriage and the stable family make up the foundation of our society. Abandoning that pillar will lead us down the slippery slope to debauchery and the breakdown of law and order.
Homosexuals have the same political and economic rights under our Constitution as every American. Marriage, however, is not addressed in the Constitution. Homosexual “marriage” therefore must be decided in each state’s legislature. Whenever it has been on the ballot — even in California — it always has been defeated.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has publicly stated that he believes marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Based on his values, I am supporting Mr. Romney for president. The sturdiness and virtues in America come from the strength of our conventional families. If that structure declines, our country also will diminish in stature, for we cannot survive the further corruption of our traditional marriage covenant.
ROBERT L. WICHTERMAN
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