Alan Keyes on God-ordained Natural Marriage

Alan Keyes drew attention to the Marxism of Barack Obama when he ran against Obama for the U.S. Senate in 2004. “Thanks to my experience with Obama,” he said, “I had the strong sense that his tenure would mark a major crisis that would threaten the survival of constitutional self-government, of, by, and for the people of the United States.” In this presentation to the America’s Survival conference, “Cultural Marxism and America’s Moral collapse,” Keyes discusses the assault upon America’s unalienable rights and essential liberties represented by same-sex marriage.

To defend marriage, defend unalienable right

The Declaration of Independence makes unalienable right, endowed by God, the basis of justice. Securing unalienable rights is the purpose of human government. Therefore a government’s actions must be limited by respect for this species of right, or it destroys what it is intended to secure. That’s why there a valid claim of unalienable right trumps purely man-made law.

The marriage of man and woman is:

The basis for the perpetuation of the human race, i.e., the existence of human nature as a whole; and The basis for assuring that people are cared for when they are born, as helpless individuals. Both a) and b) are the result of God prescribed natural inclinations to do right by human nature, in particular and as a whole.

The unalienable right involved in marriage therefore epitomizes the meaning of the term “unalienable right”. Homosexual relations in no way directly define, or serve the preservation and perpetuation of human nature. Such relations are therefore not a God endowed right, rooted in the Creator’s will for human existence. To say that they are denigrates marriage from the status of an unalienable right to the status of a government created legal fiction, entirely fabricated in human law.

But the 9th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution forbids any construction of the enumeration of certain rights in the Constitution that denies or disparages others retained by the people. Since the people already possessed them before the Constitution existed, they do not depend on the authority of the Constitution. The first such rights are obviously those that come from the Creator, for they are coterminous with the creation of the human species.

If the U.S. Supreme Court asserts that homosexual relations can constituted marriage on an equal basis with the relations between man and woman, they denigrate marriage from the status of an unalienable right endowed by God. The word “disparage” used in the 9th amendment precisely involves such denigration, which makes the claim of justice derived from the highest authority (the Creator) equal to a claim derived from a lower authority (the opinion of human judge), the greater equal to the less. Source:

Alan Keyes Logic of Our Liberty

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