Reporting on a comment by Texas Governor Rick Perry during a telephone interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader she noted he was quoted as follows:
She then goes on to analyze the Governor's position:But while Texas has written into its constitution that marriage is defined as being between one man and one woman, he said New York’s recent decision to implement same-sex marriage “is New York’s prerogative.”
As I have suggested before, a 10th Amendment approach to gay marriage and abortion is both in keeping with the party’s defense of federalism and smart politics. As gay rights moves from the courts to state legislatures and referendums, it will, I would suggest, become increasing difficult for conservatives to decry democratically approved gay marriage laws. Social conservatives certainly have every right to try to influence the process and convince others that gay marriage is a bad idea, but it’s dicey for conservatives to argue with the results of votes on public policy by popularly elected state officials.Refresher:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.What could our Founding Fathers been thinking, back in 1791?
Are we soon going to be adding a new category of Republicans, TARs (Tenth Amendment Republicans), like we now have RINOs? I sure hope so?
Hat tip to Hot Air.
UPDATE: Incidentally, over at the Instapundit there is an informal poll ongoing since yesterday and Gov Rick Perry is running 40% as of this morning.
Regards — Cliff
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