Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced Paul Ryan as his running mate on Saturday morning. A seven-term congressman from Wisconsin, Ryan spoke to supporters in Norfolk, VA in front of the USS Wisconsin.
Ryan’s biggest applause line was when he clarified the American principle that “Our rights come from nature and God, not government.”
Ryan went on to say: “We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcome."
Ryan assured the crowd: “We won’t replace our founding principles, we will reapply them . . . We can turn this around. But it will take leadership. And the courage to tell you the truth.”
These founding principles can be applied to fiscal issues such as welfare reform and foreign debt, but they also are pertinent to social issues such as health care and marriage. Ryan’s position that rights and principles are our birthright, not goodies passed out by government, is welcomed by advocates of pro-gender marriage.
The LGBT community has worked to force gender-segregated marriage in states through the courts rather than through legislatures, which are accountable to popular opinion. Is that about to change?
A federal judge in Hawaii ruled that changing marriage to include monogender couples is so transformative that it shouldn’t be done through the court system, instead it should be enacted by a “democratically elected legislature or the people through a constitutional amendment."
People with same-sex attraction already have the “equal opportunity” to marry as heterosexuals. Their quest to impose anti-gender marriage on America will not lead equality, but to gender-segregation and more splintered minorities, and children will be taught that sexual diversity is more important than gender diversity in marriage.