While making an appearance on “Good Morning America,” Ted Cruz was asked a question about gay marriage.
Although the matter has been settled by the Supreme Court, the hosts clearly wanted to trip up the Republican candidate for President.
What he said is a statement that has been echoed by many Americans.
[U]nder the Constitution, marriage is a question for the states. That has been the case from the very beginning of this country- that it’s been up to the states. And so if someone wants to change the marriage laws, I don’t think it should be five unelected lawyers down in Washington dictating that. And even if you happen to agree with that particular decision, why would you want to hand over every important public policy issue to five unelected lawyers who aren’t accountable to you, who don’t work for you— instead if you want to change the marriage laws, convince your fellow citizens to change the laws.
In all the commotion over the Supreme Court ruling, this has been clearly overlooked by the left-wing media and activists.
They got what they wanted, but at what cost? For years states have been voting on the issue of gay marriage, giving–for the most part–their citizens the ability to decide.
But with one fell swoop, five strangers alter the sovereignty of every state and every American.
Today, it’s gay marriage. Tomorrow it could be freedom of speech or religion. When we allow a very small group to dictate how we should live, we are giving up our right to exercise our personal liberties.
Hopefully we can get more leaders like Cruz in positions of authority, so this kind of behavior is put to a stop.
Source: Allen B West