At the time of the Revolutionary War and the writing of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Paine wrote a simple pamphlet called “Common Sense”. His words helped inspire Americans to take up arms against Great Britain. Simple common sense revealed this was the necessary path for those living in North America.
In our United States today, the majority of people appear to have lost all common sense. Instead I deem them “commonly senseless”. The recent Obergefell v. Hodges Supreme Count decision is a perfect example of the loss of human reasoning and common sense.
This court decision will live in American history as another damning demonstration of our nation’s degrading morality in the same way the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision did. According to the court’s 5-4 majority report,
The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage was lawfully licensed and performed out-of-State.
Same sex marriage is now legal in the United States of America. As noted in the report, this decision was based on the 14th Amendment to our Constitution. Unfortunately, this amendment has been much abused since its ratification in 1868.
Since I am not a Constitution scholar, I will refrain from debating the use of the 14th Amendment to support this decision. But the bottom line is that same sex marriages are now a right just as abortion has been deemed by this Court as a right.
Such rights as abortion and same sex marriage, however, are “man-made” rights. These rights are NOT on the same level as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as is often claimed. If you remember the words of our Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men driving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Our government exists, therefore, to secure the rights endowed “by their Creator”. These rights coming from God are summarized as “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”. Since these rights come from God, such rights do NOT include the right of abortion or same sex marriage no matter what men might say.
God has given life and commanded us to respect the lives He has created. To kill an unborn child is not an idea that comes from God but from Satan. Hence, abortion (‘baby killing’) is not a right “endowed by their Creator”.
God has defined and given marriage to establish the institution of family. Genesis 2 clearly indicates marriage is one man, one woman, united before God in holy covenant forever. God knows nothing of the right of two men to get married or two women. In fact, He condemns such behavior both in the Old and New Testaments (e.g., Romans 1:18ff). Therefore, same sex marriage is not a right “endowed by their Creator”.
So abortion is legal in our nation. Same sex marriage is legal in our nation. But both remain sin and immoral (and illegal) in the eyes of God.
Our justices have left the common sense of the words of both the Declaration and the Constitution in rendering such a decision. Furthermore, they have left the Judeo-Christian foundations of our Founding Fathers. Morality has been swept away from the minds of the people. For so many Americans to rejoice over such a decision clearly shows that our nation is commonly senseless.
Let’s just call “commonly senseless” what it really is: FOOLISHNESS!