The Engaging Essentials

DADT Blackmail – The editors at NRO take Sec. Def. Robert Gates to task to effectively blackmailing the Senate into action.  ”Act now” he argues “before a court strikes DADT down.”  The great irony, of course, is that liberals support that reasoning here, but condemn it whenever we suggest the same for supporting a marriage protection amendment.

Of Not Growing Weary of Doing (Public) Good – FRC’s Bob Schwarzwalder has an important reminder for Evangelicals frustrated by the political process.

What Is Marriage? – Matthew Franck summarizes nicely a much longer law review article that urges us to first examine what marriage is before demanding either equality of the institution or enshrining it’s definition in the Constitution.  For the longer article, click here. Incidentally, one of the authors of the law review article is West Virginia’s own Robert P. George.  Kudos.

I Was There – Because of DADT’s consideration in the U.S. Senate this week, the oral arguments before the 9th Circuit over Prop 8 – the constitutional amendment defining marriage as one man and one woman in California that 7+ million voters supported –  was nearly lost in the noise.  This is the first of two reports from two men I hold in high regard and am grateful to call them friends.  Here, Jordan Lorence provides an excellent overview of the legal arguments and his thoughts on how the 3-judge panel might rule.

Taking Rights Away? – Aside from being a rabid Yankees fan, Joe Infranco is a great guy and a dear friend.  Also present at the hearing (I saw you on C-Span, Joe), he examines one of the opposition’s fallacious arguments, namely, that Prop 8 takes away a right to same-sex marriage.

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

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