“I believe that marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman. I have had occasion in my life to defend marriage, to stand up for marriage, to believe in the hard work and challenge of marriage. So, I take umbrage at anyone who might suggest that those of us who worry about amending the Constitution are less committed to the sanctity of marriage or to the fundamental bedrock principle that it exists between a man and a woman going back into the mists of history as one of the founding foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization. And that its primary, principle role during those millenia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.” – Hillary Clinton, 2004
This was Hillary Clinton speaking in 2004 in full support of the marriage between a man and a woman, exclusively. The purpose of marriage is to give birth to children and to raise them in society. Marriage is not meant to be socially acceptable based upon the current trends – joining two men or two women together. Marriage is not meant to join one man with several women together or one woman with several men. Marriage is not meant to be simply a tax break within the ever impossible tax code with exists today. Marriage is not meant to provide benefits and hospital visitations.
“A little over a year ago in Geneva, I told the nations of the world that gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights and that the United States would be a leader in defending those rights. Now there were some countries that did not want to hear that. But, I believe that America is at its best when we champion the freedom and dignity of every human being. That’s who we are. It’s in our DNA. And as Secretary of State, I had the privilege to represent that America…LGBT Americans are our colleagues, our teachers, our soldiers, our friends, our loved ones. And they are full and equal citizens and deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage. That’s why I support marriage for lesbian and gay couples…Marriage afterall is a fundamental building block of our society…For those of us who lived through the long years of the Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements, the speed with which more and more people have come to embrace the dignity and equality of LGBT Americans has been breathtaking and inspiring.” – Hillary Clinton, 2013
Within a decade, Hillary completely changes her views on gay marriage. In 2004, Hillary stated that “marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.” In 2013, Hillary now says that “marriage after all is a fundamental building block of our society” and that she supports “marriage for lesbian and gay couples”. What could have possibly changed over a short ten-year period?
Ten years…that is only two years longer than a two-term president. America needs a president with solid that will not be shaped by donors. America needs a president with a solid foundation that will not be swayed by public opinion and current trends.
America! Wake up! There are only two types of people in America right now: Those who have a strong conviction and belief in America and how it was originally founded and intended or Those who are persuaded either by dollar signs and by polling data.
For the next election in 2016, choose wisely.
Article by John Coder
Posted April 29, 2015