by TCG Editorial Board
Although newly elected Nebraska Congressman Mike Flood and veteran Congressman Adrian Smith voted against a bill that would have legislatively protected so-called “same-sex marriage “ at the federal level, Republican-in-name-only Congressman Don Bacon voted with Democrats to enshrine this perversion in the nation’s statutory law.
This is only the latest in RINO Bacon’s recent departures from conservative principles. He previously voted with his Democrat friends to include 18 year old girls in any future military draft, and he has been exceedingly wobbly on the marijuana issue.
Although Don Bacon has been a Congressman for only three terms, he is clearly departing from traditional and conservative Cornhusker values. Cromwell’s words to the “Long Parliament,” which had “sat too long,” seem applicable as well to Don Bacon’s tenure in Congress: “In the name of God, go!”
Nebraskans must now contact their U.S. senators, Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, to make sure that they vote against the mis-named “Respect for Marriage Act” when it comes up for consideration in the upper house of Congress. See the LifeSiteNews article below.
47 House Republicans just sold out marriage. Warn GOP senators not to do the same
This is a disaster in the making unless we stop it.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (LifeSiteNews) — Following a stunning dereliction of GOP leadership, 47 Republicans in the House of Representatives joined all Democrats on Tuesday in voting to pass a radical bill to make the redefinition of marriage virtually impossible to untangle.
Introduced as part of Democrats’ fear-mongering efforts over the U.S. Supreme Court, the so-called “Respect for Marriage Act” would repeal the longstanding (but unenforced) Defense of Marriage Act, which recognized marriage as a man-woman union in federal law and protected states’ rights to do the same; federally recognize any “marriage” lawfully performed by any state; and force every state to recognize any “marriage” of any other state “between two individuals” without regard for “the sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals.”
Notably, those conditions on marriage recognition only apply to states, not to the federal government. In other words, the bill would force the federal government to recognize any definition of marriage a state might come up with in the future, sight unseen. So while the “two individuals” language gives those voting for it in 2022 something to point at to claim the bill isn’t that extreme, the fact remains that if and when a state decides to validate polygamy, the federal government will have to agree, setting up a new “inequality” for tomorrow’s leftists to knock down.
But instead of whipping votes against this naked blend of Democrat base-pandering and LGBT future-proofing of cultural transformation, House Republican leaders Kevin McCarthy and Steve Scalise gave their members permission to support it … and 47 of 211 House Republicans did just that, including Liz Cheney, Darrell Issa, Adam Kinzinger, Nancy Mace, and Elise Stefanik.
Now the bill moves to the Senate, where Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats are currently working to see whether they can get 10 Republican senators to cross over and pass it over the 60-vote filibuster threshold. And GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a walking, talking insult to the very concept of leadership, instead of drawing a line in the sand, meekly responds that he’s “going to delay announcing anything on that issue until we see what the majority leader wants to put on the floor.”
Can Democrats get 10 Republicans? So far, at least four have indicated they either definitely or likely will vote yes: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Thom Tillis, and Rob Portman. Politico identifies another six who are noncommittal but don’t rule out supporting the bill.