Friday, October 20, 2006

McCain Restates Position on Marriage Protection Amendment

To those of you who might question Senator McCain’s conservative underpinnings, you might want to take a look at his recent statement on the Marriage Protection Amendment. The Senator does not support a Constitutional amendment at this time. He wants to leave the current discourse up to the voters in the fifty states. He did clearly articulate, however, that he “believe(s) that the institution of marriage can serve its public purposes only when it is understood as being a union between one man and one woman.”

The Senator’s statement makes it clear that when the people get to decide this issues that they are overwhelmingly supporting the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. I like the fact that the Senator is letting the political process work to resolve this issue. What I like even more is that the Senator is clear that the people should decide this issue and not activist judges. He was clear that should activist judges start over-ruling the people that “then, and only then, would the problem justify Congress making the momentous decision to amend the most enduring and successful political compact in human history as the only recourse means to restore the public’s right to define, according to the values and concerns of our communities, a critically important foundation of our society.”