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Letter: Fred Ford
Voice belongs to people

Thursday, March 28, 2013

In citing an article on Yahoo news (3/25/13, http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/supreme-court-gay-marriage-cases-could-set-stage-084728709--politics.html), “Supreme Court gay marriage cases could set stage for dramatic societal changes,” I become concerned that this republic of the United States of America is about to watch the judicial branch of our government being handed over a case to reverse a decision the people have squarely voted on.

(Former president) Abraham Lincoln succinctly stated in the last sentence of his “Gettysburg Address”: “that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

It doesn’t make any difference to me about what the case may be. What troubles me is when an unelected judge can overturn the vote of the people. The people have a decision to make and it’s placed on a public ballot for them to determine what they want or don’t want in their society. Their vote is the voice of the people.

Lincoln nailed it when he said, “and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” I further believe that was the full intent of the framers of our nation.

My opinion is that no state or federal judge has a right to overthrow the people’s voice. When or if that happens, our republic’s government will no longer exist. The people are being squeezed out of the republic’s decision making “and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” — Abraham Lincoln

What’s next, overrule the vote for president? Are we about to prove Lincoln wrong?

I’m just say’n ...

Fred Ford

Martinsville

 

 
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