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Letter: Supreme Court has hurled our country into darkness

Supreme Court has hurled our country into darkness

During his 2007 presidential campaign, Barack Obama said, “I believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union. God is in the mix … I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.”

In 1885, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Murphy v. Ramsey, said, “Certainly no legislation can be supposed more wholesome and necessary in the founding of a free, self-governing commonwealth … than that which seeks to establish it on the basis of the idea of the family, as consisting in and springing from the union of life of one man and one woman in the holy state of matrimony; the sure foundation of all that is stable and noble in our civilization; the best guarantee of that reverent morality which is the source of all beneficent progress in social and political improvement.”

What a precedent. But, one thing we have learned as Americans recently is that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” but the Supreme Court sure will.

What confusion, perplexity and darkness the Supreme Court has hurled our country into. Soon we will find out if the First Amendment of our Constitution will win out. It looks impossible to reconcile both amendments with the judicial activism we see today.

Government of the people, by the people, for the people? Not anymore.

Art Kohl

Angola