[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following Friday’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision in which five unelected, unaccountable progressive judges unlawfully attempted to change the forever meaning of the word “marriage” to include other than one man and one woman, probable 2016 Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker announced his plan to deal with the matter should he become the nation’s next president.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]“I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake,” Walker said in a statement Friday. “Five unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the institution of marriage, an institution that the author of this decision acknowledges ‘has been with us for millennia.’”
Walker, the Governor of Wisconsin who is likely to announce his presidential aspirations in mid-July, declared on Friday that he would propose a constitutional amendment which would rightly return marriage to being an issue for states to handle.
“The only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage,” Walker said.
Nowhere in the United States Constitution is marriage mentioned, nor were powers delegated to the federal government over marriage by the people or the states.
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Walker continued, telling his constituents in Wisconsin that the First Amendment protects not only the “right to worship,” but “broad protection” and that “the government will not coerce you to act against your religious beliefs” while he is governor:
“Recognizing that our founders made our Constitution difficult to amend, I am reminded that it was first amended to protect our ‘first freedom’ — the free exercise of religion. The First Amendment does not simply protect a narrow ‘right to worship,’ but provides broad protection to individuals and institutions to worship and act in accordance with their religious beliefs.
In fact, the Wisconsin constitution explicitly protects the rights of conscience of our citizens. I can assure all Wisconsinites concerned about the impact of today’s decision that your conscience rights will be protected, and the government will not coerce you to act against your religious beliefs.”
Walker asked that Obama join him, along with all the nation’s governors in “reassuring millions of Americans that the government will not force them to participate in activities that violate their deeply held religious beliefs.”[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]Walker said that, “No one wants to live in a country where the government coerces people to act in opposition to their conscience. We will continue to fight for the freedoms of all Americans.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
h/t: The Blaze