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Courts Should Not Be Engines of Social Change (Townhall.com) June 12, 2013

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.

The Supreme Court has been asked to define marriage to include same-sex couples. It is an invitation they should decline.

As the Court has held, marriage and domestic relations belong to the states, not the federal government. We live in a society where people aren’t satisfied unless everything is protected by the federal constitution. But that’s not the kind of government we have.

Further, courts should not be engines of social change. When the Supreme Court took it upon itself to create a right to abortion, it launched four decades of ill-tempered political and legal battles. These social questions should be decided by the people and their elected representatives, not by a handful of judges.

The Supreme Court would do well to decline the invitation to define marriage, leaving the matter to the states, where it belongs.

Please click on the link to listen to the op/ed: http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/673544

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