“If a nation expects to be ignorant & free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be….”
— Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, January 6, 1816.
Media mouthpieces are warning “gay rights” activists that certain state legislatures are likely to try to pass bills ignoring the Supreme Court decision declaring homosexual “marriage” to be a constitutional right.
One such story was published on December 30 by the Nashville Scene. In the article, Jeff Woods belittles and mocks a pair of Tennessee state lawmakers who have proposed a bill reaffirming the traditional definition of marriage within the borders of the Volunteer State.
Representatives Mark Pody and his cosponsor in the other house of the state legislature, Senator Mae Beavers, are the authors of the Tennessee Defense of Natural Marriage Act.
“Natural marriage between one (1) man and one (1) woman as recognized by the people of Tennessee remains the law in Tennessee, regardless of any court decision to the contrary,” the bill states, adding that, “Any court decision purporting to strike down natural marriage, including (a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision), is unauthoritative, void, and of no effect,”
Of course, such a stance is unacceptable to progressive and the pro-gay lobby that are intent on imposing their radical sensibilities on the people of every state, regardless of the state’s citizens’ stance on the controversial issue. Woods’ histrionic and historically inaccurate attack on the Tennessee bill is typical.
“Thanks to the U.S. Constitution and the Supremacy Clause, Rep. Mark Pody and his cosponsor, Sen. Mae Beavers, won’t accomplish anything even if they manage to pass their Tennessee Defense of Natural Marriage Act,” Woods writes.
“Fortunately, nullification is a thing only in the minds of people who don’t understand our system of government,” he adds.
To paraphrase Winston Churchill, never was so much wrong said in so few words.