Vibrant and thriving families are what create a strong country. America’s national greatness is a reflection of her history of committed family life. When a mom and a dad raise their children, teaching and instilling in them the value and indispensable necessity of those transcendent “self-evident truths” spoken of in the Declaration of Independence, they are preserving all that America stands for and creating the next generation of American patriots. Created and ordained by God Himself, marriage matters. It must be defended no matter what the cost because the future of our state and our country depend upon it.
Today, here in Indiana and across America, the very definition of what makes a family is being challenged. In May of 2008, the California Supreme Court issued a decision to strike down California’s citizen-passed law to keep marriage between one man and one woman. In doing so, they not only defied state law, but also the will of the people of California. In April of 2009, the Supreme Court of Iowa followed in the California Supreme Court’s footsteps. The Iowa Supreme Court ruled 7-0 to overturn the state’s Defense of Marriage Act. These incidents serve as an ominous caveat of what could very feasibly happen all across America, including here in Indiana.
In an environment of ever-increasing judicial activism, a law alone is no longer sufficient to protect against judicial intrusion. This is why the citizens of over thirty states have now protected marriage in their constitutions. If given the honor of representing the people of the 21st House District of Indiana, Timothy Wesco will lead in the effort to make Indiana the next state to constitutionally protect marriage. Timothy believes that unless we act now, Indiana will continue to be left vulnerable to the whims of judges seeking to conduct social experiments with devastating consequences.
If we intend to ensure the continuing viability of the policies that are embedded in our state’s statutory laws protecting marriage, we must amend our constitution to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
Since 2004, the Indiana Senate has passed a marriage amendment multiple times, but repeatedly, the measure has failed to make it through the House of Representatives. We cannot afford to give in now. History tells us that persistence prevails. We must re-introduce this amendment again, and again, and again, until we prevail, because marriage matters.
Because the future of Indiana depends on her vibrant family life, the future of Indiana is hinging right now on how our leaders respond to attempts which are seeking to turn marriage into something it was never meant to be, nor can ever successfully be. Timothy Wesco is committed to leading this cause forward in Indianapolis.