From: Dr. Carmen and Julie Scudiero
All this controversy so we did some research from first principles. It says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident” (self-evident—everyone can agree they are true, Democrat, Republican, Catholic, Protestant, Jew, Muslim) ”that they are endowed by their Creator (capital C—God, Jesus if you’re a Christian) with certain unalienable rights” (unalienable —they are yours by your very nature as a human person; they cannot be surrendered and no one can take them away, not the King, not the President or the Congress, not even the State of Minnesota) “that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (capital H Happiness).
Now for most of us our marriage is an essential part of our pursuit of Happiness.
Then when we read the next sentence we were surprised. We thought it might say “except for Gays and Lesbians” but it didn’t say that. It didn’t mention these folks at all as exceptions to people who have been given the inalienable right to the pursuit of Happiness by the Creator.
What could this mean? Had the founders of our Nation got this wrong? Is this whole document, this whole country founded on incomplete principles.
Or are we, here in Minnesota, just veering badly off the course that those wise individuals plotted for us almost 250 years ago.