ETHICAL ISSUES: THE CONSTITUTION
The Constitution and Declaration of Independence comprise the foundation upon which our nation is built. It’s the law of the land and can be changed only by amendment (as it has twenty-seven times in our history, most recently in 1992).
The Constitution does not grant rights; rather it provides limits to government. Our rights are assumed by the document to have been born with us. It is the role of government to secure and protect our natural rights to life, liberty and property. It is not the function of government to provide for our material needs and/or wishes. Quite simply, it can’t and may not do both at the same time.
It is the work of the Supreme Court to clear up any constitutional misunderstanding (of which there should be few because the Founding Fathers made their intentions quite clear in the Federalist Papers and other documents of their time). It is not its job to invent or read rights into the Constitution that are not there. Doing so would be (IS) unethical. http://www.extremeethics.org/?p=695
There is nothing in the Constitution dealing with relationships. The Constitution deals with individuals. It does not define marriage, it protects it. It does not define homosexuality or heterosexuality, it protects them.
The ‘progressive’ movement treats the Constitution as a ‘living document,’ which it is. Of course it’s not dead—it remains our foundation. It can be modified—the procedures for doing so are written into it. But the progressive view is that it can be changed at the will of even a limited group of people. This would be, and is, unethical. http://www.extremeethics.org/?p=582
Thinking people have been trying to make government ethical for at least 2500-years (see Socrates). They knew and know (as do we all if we think about it) that power corrupts, and politics (more properly politicians) is all about power. The founders knew this and limited the power of our government accorfingly. That’s the reason that our nation has become the envy of all others–those limits still exist. To violate them is unconstitutional and unethical. http://www.extremeethics.org/?p=526
ETHICS IS IMPORTANT. And it is inviolate. Redefining ethics to match so situation is impossible and unethical. You can’t do it, I can’t do it, and government lx npt empowered to do it, no matter how many unethical people vote to do so.
Defend the Constitution. It’s the best legal friend you have. Be ethical, and demand the same from those for whom you vote.
Feel free to disagree, but be prepared to defend your position.