Friday, May 30, 2008

Definition of a Person

This week, the Colorado Secretary of State validated more than 100,000 signatures and assured a place on the November ballot for Amendment 48. This measure defines a "person" as "any human being from the moment of fertilization." It amazes me that we even have to define what a "person" is. If the amendment passes, every person at every stage of life would be granted due process under the Constitution of the United States. This measure will not make abortion illegal, but it will set the framework to rid our nation of this bad law decision. That's right, I said Roe v. Wade is bad law.

One must only look to California to see how the will of the people, i.e. voting in the marriage definition amendment stating that marriage is between one man and one woman, can be overturned by a small group of former ambulance chaser lawyers that now are on the state's Supreme Court. The good people of Colorado could very well pass this measure with an overwhelming margin, only to have it struck down by the court.

When will America listen to the will of the people instead of the will of a few rogue Justices? When will we learn that the sanctity of life is our most important cause, from conception to natural death? What ever happened to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - for every "person?"