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Why the ACLU Doesn’t Trust You

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The ACLU of WV trusts judges more than they trust you.

This weekend, I appeared on Decision Makers to discuss why West Virginians should be allowed to decide the definition of marriage by which they consent to be governed.  I was asked to debate the ACLU’s “Field Organizer,” Seth DiStefano.  As it turned out, DiStefano spent more time debating (read = “talking over”) the host than me.

Incredibly, when the host asked Mr. DiStefano, “Does the government get its power from the people or not?” he was met with complete silence.

You’ve got to see it for yourself.  Click the video player below to be taken to where you can watch both segmants (Segment Three and the “Web Xtra”) featuring this debate on marriage.


The reason the ACLU cannot answer a basic question like this is because it conflicts with their worldview.  The ACLU truly believes that government creates the rights you and I enjoy.  That worries me because the ability to create implies the power to destroy.

You and I, on the other hand, subscribe to the worldview of our Founding Fathers who explained, in our Declaration of Independence, that our rights were “endowed” to us individually “by our creator.”  In fact, the Founders called such rights, “unalienable.”  That means our rights were not invented or given by any man, by no man can they be removed.

The framers of the Constitution of the State of West Virginia believed the same thing.  That’s why they said, in Article II, Section 2-2, “The powers of government reside in all the citizens of the state, and can be rightfully exercised only in accordance with their will and appointment.”

Apparently, the ACLU believes that “all the citizens” means a select few legislators and five unaccountable judges in Charleston.  We believe you hold the keys to government.

Watch the video.  It is worth your time to understand the threat marriage faces in West Virginia.

Thanks to your partnership, and the Family Policy Council of West Virginia is articulating your worldview to the press, to the legislature, and to the families of West Virginia.

One man.  One woman.  That’s marriage.


Written by Jeremy Dys

August 5, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Posted in Marriage

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  1. […] same is true in West Virginia.  Regardless of the constant pooh-poohing by the ACLU or Fairness West Virginia that the redefinition of marriage could never come to West Virginia, the […]

  2. […] if it were otherwise.  Remember, the ACLU, and Seth in particular, is still reeling from his anti-democratic performance a bit more than a month ago.  Always the competitive lot, the ACLU doesn’t like to lose and […]

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