Abortion, homosexuality not Constitutional rights

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A Supreme Court justice suggests it's time to return to the basics of what the Constitution says.

Justice Antonin Scalia believes words in the U.S. Constitution ought to be applied as the original writers intended ( see earlier story). Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel believes Scalia deserves a pat on the back.

Staver, Mat (Liberty Counsel)"I think Scalia is right on the money," Staver says. "When Justice Scalia says that these cases regarding abortion and homosexuality are easy cases, that's exactly what they are, because the Constitution does not protect abortion or homosexuality. It's very clear from the text and the history of the Constitution that it's simply not a constitutional right."

Staver says those cases are "no-brainers." Yet there are those who argue the country has evolved and old standards do not apply.

"There's no way that we evolve away from the Constitution that the people adopted," he insists.

"The only way that the Constitution is to be changed is by the way the Constitution says it can be changed -- and that's through the amendment process. And that's very difficult to do. It's not changed by judges or by just simply five individuals who are placed on a bench."

Staver points out that the Constitution is and always has been a contract between the government and the citizens, and should not be changed by "a third party that decides to rewrite it."

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