posted on Apr, 5 2013 @ 07:31 AM
OK, I get it, support for gay marriage is increasing and this poll shows that now 50% of people now support it. I just can't stand that, in their
support, they also show their ignorance of the Constitution.
Poll: Constitution should decide gay marriage
A new poll puts support for same-sex marriage at 50 percent, with even more Americans saying the issue ought to be decided based on the
federal Constitution — not state laws.
Fifty-percent of American voters support same-sex marriage, while 41 percent oppose it and the remaining 9 percent are unsure or did not answer,
according to a Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey released on Thursday. It’s the first time support has reached the 50 percent threshold
That's funny, I didn't know the founders wrote a clause into the constitution giving congress power over gay marriage or anything to do with
marriage at all for that matter. Article one section eight lists all of the powers of congress and I'm just not seeing it.
The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general
Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective
Writings and Discoveries;
To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
To provide and maintain a Navy;
To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United
States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline
prescribed by Congress;
To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular
States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places
purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and
other needful Buildings;--And
To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this
Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Last I checked, the Constitution said in the tenth amendment that any powers not specifically given to congress in the Constitution belonged to the
states and the people.
Now, to be fair, I wasn't exactly sure that is exactly how the poll was worded, so I looked it up:
27. Do you think each state should make its own law on whether same-sex marriage is legal or illegal there, or do you think this should be decided
for all states on the basis of the U.S. Constitution?
This is a poll conducted by a university of higher learning. You would think they would have learned sometime that the Constitution says nothing on
the issue of marriage and that this should properly be an issue for the states to resolve.
I guess the folks who made the poll are more to blame for horribly stating their question but, you would think the people answering would have noticed
the discrepancy here. It jumped right out at me.
I think everyone in this whole country needs to take a remedial course on the US Constitution after seeing stuff like this.