The constitution states that the Congress writes the laws; the Executive branch approves them, and then enforces them; the Judicial branch interprets the meaning of what they say. Another duty of the judicial branch of our government is to ensure that the laws which are written and passed by Congress then approved by the President are constitutional.
Judges exist to protect your constitutionally guarantied liberties.
Lets say, we as a country amend our Constitution to say gays can’t marry. Who and what is next.
When the they came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist.
When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat.
When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out;I was not a trade unionist.
When they came for the Jews, I did not speak out; I was not a Jew.
When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.
If you let them take the rights from one of us, you risk eventually them coming for your rights. Fight against this abuse of the constitution, because sooner or later it might be you they come for.
Most amendments to the Constitution EXPAND rights and freedoms, not limit them. Take for example: women’s sufferage, lowering the voting age, and abolishing slavery.
It woud be a dangerous thing to start LIMITING rights in a document that was intended to define FREEDOMS for ALL people.
Its not a ‘special right’. I didnt choose to be straight. I just am. I can only assume that gay people didnt choose to be gay, they just are.
Even when Constitutional amendments limit freedoms like prohibition did, they limited them for all citizens of this nation not just some. Never before in our history has an amendment which would reduce the rights for one group or class of individuals been proposed much less passed. This should not be under serious consideration much less pass. What happens when a constitutional amendment is unconstitutional.