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09/01/2010

We the People of the FRC, in order to form a more perfect fundraising pitch...

by Jeremy Hooper

200809120939-1-1-1The Family Research Council is directly relating their upcoming Values Voters Summit to the signing of the U.S. Constitution:

On September 17, 1787, the U.S. Constitution was signed by 37 brave men who saw the United States not as it currently was, but what it could be. They understood something that many today, two hundred and twenty three years later, still understand, that the historical document's first three words, "We The People," are there to affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens not the other way around. Celebrating the Constitution is an underlying theme at this year's Values Voters Summit (VVS), September 17-19, including a panel discussion sponsored by our partners at the Heritage Foundation and on Saturday a live reading of the U.S. Constitution at 5 p.m [SOURCE]

Wait a minute -- "saw the United States not as it currently was, but what it could be"? Aren't these the same "values voters" who are constantly telling us that we do not have a right to same-sex marriage because it was not expressly included in the constitution's text and because the founding fathers could never have imagined it? What, is discomfort around gay people the one thing these "37 brave men" got right?!

Well call us historical blasphemers if you must, but somehow we think more than a few of the constitution's crafters, if dropped into 2010 America, would most likely be concerned about the way certain groups are constantly using "the people" as a phrase of division, turning the constitution itself into a political weapon against certain kinds of citizens, and hijacking words like "family" and "research" while rejecting credible forms of both.

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