04 July 2015

Presidentiable Ted Cruz Made A Very Compelling Argument

Sen. Ted Cruz
Every law student knows that one of the most remarkable aspects of the American Constitution is that it is arguably the first constitution of its kind. Its longevity alone, with some bumps in the road, is something worth looking into. Despite several institutional innovation and understanding that has developed over the last two and a quarter centuries. the American Constitution has stood pat in protecting the rights of every American citizen.

However, lately it has been scrutinized and criticized. The main argument put forth is that the official document out too much power on unelected officials, which they brazenly used to trample on the rights of majority to lay down the rules and regulations in each of the more than 50 states in the country. Fortunately, that is about to change.

Continuing his long-running crusade against marriage equality, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told an Iowa radio host last 9 March that liberty is imperiled unless Congress passes his amendment allowing states to deny gay couples the right to marry.

"If the citizens of the state of Iowa or the citizens of the state of Texas want to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman ... the states have the constitutional authority to do so and the federal government and unelected judges cannot set aside the democratically elected legislature’s reasonable decisions to enact and protect traditional marriage," Cruz told radio host Jan Mickelson.

The likely 2016 presidential candidate added, "If the courts were following the Constitution, we shouldn't need a new amendment, but they are, as you put it quite rightly, making it up right now and it’s a real danger to our liberty."

Since October 2014, Cruz has honed a list of "conservative agenda" items that can be punctuated with hoots, hollers, and huzzahs at any gathering on the right. The latest declaration should be enough to encourage majority of the Americans to finally make it clear to the federal judges who really has the authority and that unilateral decision by unelected individuals has no place in modern society.

The voice of the majority should be upheld. Popular vote has more power over unilateral decisions. The welfare of large number of individuals far outweigh the despicable promotion of gross sexual practices of a few individuals. That change will come soon.