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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Romney: Voters (not Courts) Should Define Civil Rights

Governor Renews Support Of Gay Marriage Ballot Question

Governor Romney again took a strong stand, along with new Cardinal O'Malley (Boston Archdiocese), in defense of traditional marriage defined between one man and one woman. Romney further spoke of the importance of

"We have a Constitution. We can look in there and say, 'Does it say here you can vote on matters unless someone can define them as civil rights?' No," said the Republican governor, a graduate of Harvard Law School who is mulling a presidential run. "It says you vote on all matters in this country and we'll decide what is a civil right and what's not. So, fundamentally, we come back to the principle that the people speak."

He added: "Is there anything more fundamental to the commonwealth and this country than the principle that the power is reserved for the people, that government is the servant, not the master?"

Here is a man who will always realize the true role of government and how it should be a "by the people, of the people, and for the people.

The Governor's Office Press Release on the issue has more information (including a video of the press conference).

Cross-posted at Elect Romney in 2008 Blog

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