House Joint Resolution 51, dubbed the “Marriage Protection Amendment” was introduced before the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives June 28, 2013, by unapologetically conservative Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS).
The honorable Representative has drawn criticism in recent times for expressing a lack of trust over, amongst other things; Barack Obama’s handling of America’s borders and likened the president’s prowess in such matters to Bill Clinton’s philandering.
In a Politico article of July 11, the dauntless Congressman Huelskamp was quoted as saying:
“The idea of letting this administration define border security is like letting Bill Clinton define sexual relations.”
The lampoon referred of course to the scandalous dreck of Mr. Clinton’s presidency and his penchant for immoral and indecent extra-presidential activities in the Oval Office, while juxtaposing mistrust over the ineptitude of the current commander-in-chief.
Pertaining to the Marriage Protection Amendment, the sagacious corn-fed Representative authored a most succinct proposal that many are hoping will set aside the absurdity of the SCOTUS beat down of DOMA and Prop. 8. The main text of the proposed amendment simply reads:
“Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.”
The argument has been made, and rightly so, that government has no business assuming control of ANY sort regarding the institution of marriage. Applying the 14th Amendment to a subject that is never mentioned, not once, in the U.S. Constitution was always a specious argument, but certainly an effective one amongst liberals.
However, Mr. Huelskamp – and those in his camp – are more than justified in presenting this vital piece of legislation at such a time as this. After all, Pandora’s Box was opened long, long ago. And now each and every U.S. politician has absolutely no choice but to be all-in for or against.
With men like the Distinguished Gentleman from Kansas fighting to preserve traditional (i.e. natural) marriage, the future for the sacrosanct union may be brighter than one might have initially thought.
Visit Congressman Huelskamp’s website at http://huelskamp.house.gov/
For more bio information see the Washington Post article of April 14, 2011