The Foundation for Moral Action (FMA) is a non-profit organization. The sole purpose of FMA is to educate the American people on The Constitution, and to defend the rights of the people. We stand in one accord in defense of our American Heritage.
Marriage Preservation Amendment
The Marriage Preservation Amendment Campaign’s purpose is to preserve traditional marriage and to protect the family as the foundation of all order. To fulfill this purpose Chief Justice Moore wrote a letter to all the Governors and Legislators of each state, along with a resolution crafted specifically for each state. The Marriage preservation Amendment will be promoted using Article V of The United States Constitution.
Below is a Memo on Article V and how the Foundation is using this Article to propose an Amendment.
What is Article V?
Article V of the United States Constitution is a tool created for the purpose of amending the United States Constitution. There are two methods stated in Article V for accomplishing this task. The first and most recognized method is through the joint action Congress proposing amendments and ratifying those proposals by two thirds of both houses. The second method for proposing amendments to the United States Constitution is through the joint action of the States. The states may call for a convention under Article V for the purpose of proposing and discussing amendments to the Constitution. In order for an Article V Convention to occur, two thirds of the states’ legislatures must pass a resolution calling for the Convention. After this is accomplished the states will send their delegates and the Convention will undertake the task of discussing and proposing amendments. Whatever amendments make it out of the Convention are then returned to the states for their ratification. In order for the proposed amendments from the Article V Convention to make their way into the United States Constitution they must be ratified by three fourths of the States’ legislatures.
What is the Marriage Preservation Amendment?
The Marriage Preservation Amendment defines marriage as between one man and one woman. The purpose of the amendment is to defend and define marriage. This is necessary because marriage is vital to the survival of the family. This sacred union is the only foundation on which a family can be built. This entity known as “family” is the basis for every community, society, and government. Stated concisely: family is the natural foundation on which all order is built. Defining marriage in any manner other than the natural order given by God will result in the collapse of the family itself and consequently the downfall of any society that permits it. The proposed Marriage Preservation Amendment states that “Nothing in this Constitution or in the constitution or laws of any state shall define or shall be construed to define marriage except as the union of one man and one woman, and no other union shall be recognized with the legal incidents thereof within the United States or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Why is the Foundation supporting this proposed Amendment and what is the process it will use to accomplish its goal?
One of our goals at the Foundation for Moral Action is to educate the American people on the importance of preserving the sanctity of marriage and the family. In light of this goal The Foundation for Moral Action is honored to inform the American people and their legislators about the Marriage Preservation Amendment that was first introduced by Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Our responsibility is to educate the public about the proposal and disseminate information to anyone who is interested in the Marriage Preservation Amendment.
Recently America has seen a veritable tidal wave of judicial rulings overturning marriage amendments in our state constitutions. This deluge is the result of individual judges who have taken it upon themselves to overturn state constitutions created by the people of those states. Hence, the will of the people is replaced by the personal opinion of a black robed tyrant creating law as they see fit. This abuse of judicial power by federally appointed judges has been allowed to occur without even the slightest challenge from our national executive leadership. The American people are left with little choice when judges begin legislating from their seats of judicial power. It is our responsibility to act. We are a nation founded by the people for the people. In this vein our forefathers penned Article V of the United States Constitution as a last resort for the American people to pursue. Therefore, our best recourse is to amend the United States Constitution under Article V. This is not merely some attempt at sending a message to liberals in Washington D.C., it is a last resort in the face of the judicial tyranny that is reigning in our nation. The people should have the opportunity to influence their government on the issue of protecting marriage and family. We do this by electing officials who represent our wishes. However, radical individuals who are appointed by our federal government are single handedly removing our right to influence our own government. We cannot permit the sanctity of our American Family to be overthrown by tyrannical judges who choose to legislate their own opinion from the bench instead of interpreting the law.
The United States Supreme Court is consistently expanding the rights of homosexuals. Other state judges and federal judges have taken the expansion of that right as an opportunity to declare war on anyone who opposes same sex marriage. Now these courts are attacking private individuals with criminal sanctions if they do not agree with homosexuality. Every time the American people accept anther ruling that rips at the moral and social fabric of our nation we sink further into an ever widening abyss of moral anarchy. As it was in Rome, the consequence of this fall will be social collapse. This may be viewed as an extreme statement by many, but it is the reality of our dilemma. In the beginning God created man and determined it was not good for him to be alone. Thus, man and woman were the foundation upon which God built the family. From this family unit sprang society and culture. This naturally led to the organization of government so that society might be kept in order. Therefore, if the foundation of family is destroyed, society falls. There is no greater attack possible on the family than to destroy the bond of its founding unit, man and woman. It is the natural order of life ordained by God. If we lose this most basic of concepts there is no limit to the resulting moral chaos. Homosexuality is not just a private sin. When the government advocates this activity we bear the sin as a nation. Our government has allowed the homosexual movement to spread into our schools and indoctrinate our children in the belief that they should not only accept homosexuality as normal but participate in the activity themselves. There are currently organizations formed all over America promoting the legalization of group marriage, pedophilia, and bestiality so that they may marry children, animals, and inanimate objects. This is the end result of destroying our nation’s moral compass.
The founding fathers foresaw that problems of this kind could arise and they sought to create a balance of power because they understood that Congress could one day become unresponsive to the people whose interests they represent. Understanding this to be the case, the authors of our Constitution saw fit to include a second method for proposing and passing amendments to the Constitution outside of Congress’ chambers.
Being all too familiar with the behavior of the English Crown, the authors of the Constitution sought to protect the people of this nation from the runaway power which could reside in the national government. Col. George Mason, a Virginia statesman to the 1787 Constitutional Convention adamantly voiced his concern that the national Congress ought not be the only entity retaining authority to propose and pass legislation. Instead, as Mason argued, the people themselves through their own state legislatures should have concurrent power with Congress to propose legislation.
James Madison, a principle author of the Constitution, the father of the Bill of Rights, a then future President of the United States, recorded Colonel Mason’s proposal to the convention in June of 1787 stating, “The plan now to be formed will certainly be defective, as the Confederation has been found on trial to be. Amendments therefore will be necessary, and it will be better to provide for them, in an easy, regular and Constitutional way than to trust to chance and violence. It would be improper to require the consent of the Natl. Legislature, because they may abuse their power, and refuse their consent on that very account.” Mason’s argument was well received and the convention of delegates eventually adopted Mason’s proposal within the text of Article V of the Constitution.
In America’s current system, the states find themselves struggling to be fairly represented in Washington and likewise scratching to save every dollar of their own budgets while the federal government continues to behave like a financial glutton. Though the United States is a Republic on paper, the all-encompassing actions of a disconnected federal legislature, in addition to broad-sweeping decisions by the Supreme Court in D.C., illustrate the age old problem of corruption of centralized power. Luckily, Mason and others from his day saw this coming. Consequently, Article V of the Constitution provides the people of the states with an opportunity to take hold of the governmental reigns and adopt a U.S. Constitutional Amendment without the permission of Congress, the president, or the Supreme Court. If 38 state legislatures were to ratify this amendment the Constitution provides that it shall become an additional amendment to the Constitution and the people’s voice will be heard once more.
Our national undertaking to educate the American people and our legislators on the proposal of the Marriage Preservation Amendment is not possible without the help of other likeminded organizations and individuals. There are many who will be assisting The Foundation for Moral Action as it guides the Marriage Preservation Amendment on its way and we would greatly appreciate any support that you wish to offer.
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