I affirm the importance of Biblical scripture for the family in the founders’ intent as eloquently stated by Noah Webster:
“The moral principles and precepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitution and laws… All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts in the Bible.”
The law of our Creator defines marriage as the union between one man and one woman. The marriage covenant is the foundation of the family and the family is fundamental in the maintenance of a stable, healthy and prosperous social order. No government may legitimately authorize or define marriage or family relations contrary to what God has instituted. I am opposed to any judicial ruling or amending the U.S. Constitution or any state constitution re-defining marriage with any definition other than the Biblical standard.
I call for an end to all taxation and economic formulas that discourage marriage, incentivize co-habitation and child bearing outside of marriage or authorize or provide government funding for policies and programs that further erode the jurisdiction of the family or parental rights.
I affirm that parents have the fundamental right and responsibility to nurture, educate, and discipline their children. I oppose the assumption of any of these responsibilities by any governmental agency without the express delegation of the parents or legal due process. I affirm the value of the father and the mother in the home and oppose efforts to legalize adoption of children by homosexual singles or couples.