The Constitution, Again

Today I heard a Republican lawmaker say he was going to offer a new Amendment to the Constitution to make DOMA a new rule.

It can never happen, and I don’t believe it will. I will be writing letters to make sure it does not.

The Constitution was written to give certain freedoms to all Americans. American is not a race or gender – it is a name given to the citizens of this great nation, the United States of America. It could be called a rule book to allow all Americans to LIVE a LIFE under a specific set of ideas, and freedoms. Speech, press, voting – all of these are allowed for all Americans.

The Constitution is not a playbook for anyone’s LIFE STYLE, not for any single religion, corporate reason, or narrow beliefs. It is a document of freedom for ALL people, and it cannot be changed to leave out any group of people. To live in this country, the United States of America, is to allow each individual to live their choice of life, and not be forced into anyone else’s belief about how everyone should live.

Under the Constitution, I will use those rules to go up against anyone, in court or out, as long as I don’t break a law, to keep anyone else out of my preferred life style. The United States was founded by people who left their native countries, even from the beginning, to escape religious and/or political persecution. We should all be satisfied to allow everyone to abide by those precepts.

Independence Day is a day for every American to celebrate. If even one person loses their right to their own life, then no-one has the right to celebrate a day in honour of Freedom.

Carol Stepp
Austin, TX

About carolstepp

Music is about the most important thing in my life, and I follow a large number of musicians, particularly Irish, Scots, Classical, Crossovers of any of these. I was writing a blog about Celtic Thunder regularly on MySpace, and now I have left them after a year, and will start writing my blogs here. I am 70, retired, living on Social Security, and have a lot of social network fans.
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