Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Conservative Author Opposes Amendment

Peter McClelland, writing for UNC's conservative journal, The Carolina Review, gives North Carolina conservatives and evangelicals a number of reasons they should vote against Amendment One (or the so- called “Marriage Amendment.”)

He writes that the Amendment "may seriously violate the federal Constitution." He continues by stating that it may threaten "individual liberty and exemplifies a government overstepping its bounds." He believes those things should bother conservatives who prize "freedom and limited government."

McClelland cites two two parts of U.S. constitutional law that the Amendment violates: The Fourteenth Amendment and Article IV, Section I. The former prevents states from denying persons equal protection of the laws; the latter basically says that each state shall recognize the laws of every other state. He concludes with an argument urging evangelicals to vote against the amendment.

Read the full article.