The Sanctity of Family
Founding Father: Noah Webster, History of the United States, “Advice to The Young” :
“Parents are the natural guardians of their children. It is their duty to feed, clothe, protect and educate them; and for these purposes it is proper and necessary that parents should have authority to direct their actions.”
“It is proper that parents should be entrusted with the instruction of children…”
“…children should obey their parents…their obedience should be prompt and cheerful.”
“…it is a primary duty of children to “Honor their father and mother.” …it forbids all rudeness and ill manners towards them.”
“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (ESV)
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
In contrast, Communists rely upon destruction of and government control of the family in order to impose their system upon a previously free society.
Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto:
“Abolition of the family! …this infamous proposal of the Communists.”
“…we destroy the most hallowed of relations, when we replace home education by social.”
“…communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis; it therefore acts in contradiction to all past historical experience.”
No civil government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations, as affirmed by the 10th amendment, delegating to the people as our founders understood the family as necessary to the general welfare.
The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family, and the family is fundamental in the maintenance of a stable, healthy and prosperous social order. No government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations contrary to what God has instituted. We are opposed to any judicial ruling or amending the U.S. Constitution or any state constitution re-defining marriage.
We reject the notion that homosexuals, transgenders or those who are sexually deviant are any more deserving of legal favor or special protection than any other individual. We oppose all efforts to impose a new sexual legal order through any courts or legislatures. We stand against so-called “sexual orientation” and “hate crime” statutes that attempt to legitimize sexual deviancy or stifle public opposition to its expression.
We call for an end to all taxation and economic formulas that discourage marriage, incentivize co-habitation and child bearing outside of marriage or authorize or provide government funding for policies and programs that further erode the jurisdiction of the family or parental rights.
We recognize that parents have the fundamental right and responsibility to nurture, educate, and discipline their children. We oppose the assumption of any of these responsibilities by any governmental agency without the express delegation of the parents or legal due process.