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Without the Consent of the Governed

Without a Federal Marriage Amendment, the gay marriage movement is threatening to overturn one of our bedrock legal principles: that all laws stem from the consent of the governed.

11:00 PM, Mar 24, 2004 • By HUGH HEWITT
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The Marriage Amendment is to me and hopefully millions more primarily about preserving the essential structure of representative government against those who are frustrated by that structure's processes and values, and who would rather do great and lasting injury to that structure to achieve their ends than work within it to achieve legitimate laws.

Hugh Hewitt is the host of The Hugh Hewitt Show, a nationally syndicated radio talkshow, and a contributing writer to The Daily Standard. His new book, In, But Not Of, has just been published by Thomas Nelson.