Rebecca Hagelin
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Yet that’s how activist judges interpret it. Our kids, meanwhile, get the message: Prayer is something to be hidden.

Then there’s same-sex marriage. Many lawmakers think the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, will protect the bedrock institution of society from being radically rewritten by the high court. But “two Supreme Court cases severely weaken the case for DOMA,” Spalding writes. “In Romer v. Evans (1996), the Court declared a state constitutional amendment unconstitutional because it was ‘born of animosity’ toward homosexuals and thus violated equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. In Lawrence v. Texas (2003) the Court stated that all individuals have a due process right to ‘seek autonomy’ in their private relationships, including ‘personal decisions relating to marriage.’”

In short: Don’t count on the court to protect marriage. It’s too busy sending our children another message: Marriage isn’t an institution ordained by God for one man and one woman; it’s whatever you say it is.

Even property rights aren’t sacrosanct, as the decision in a recent case known as Kelo v. City of New London showed. It’s perfectly acceptable for city officials in that Connecticut city to take property away from private residents to make way for new businesses that will bring in lots of extra tax revenue, the Court said.

The bottom line: No one’s home is safe. If the officials in your city decide they want to raze your home, no one’s going to stop them.

I could cite many other examples, from the Ten Commandments to child pornography, but the topics above should suffice to make you realize what’s at stake.

Parents, as I've written about many times before in this column and in my new book, Home Invasion, we must commit every day to reclaiming our homes from the toxic culture. But we’ve also got to work to reclaim America. You can start right now by signing Townhall.com’s petition drive to help place a principled conservative on the nation’s highest court.

The current opportunity to change the composition of the Supreme Court is an opportunity to restore America to her greatness. If we end up with justices who interpret the Constitution according to the original intent of the framers of that precious document, it will be a huge step in restoring the decency and greatness of America and our culture.

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Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Hagelin is a public speaker on the family and culture and the author of the new best seller, 30 Ways in 30 Days to Save Your Family.
 
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