Delegates on Platform Committee: Use Marriage Amendment Issue as a Bargaining Chip.Submitted by Dixie-Paleocon on Sat, 08/11/2012 - 18:13
I am not a delegate and have no idea what proportion of representation each candidate will have on the Platform Committee. But, I do know that there will be a significant number on that committee who will most likely push for a Constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman incorporated into the Republican platform. I, as do most Ron Paul supporters believe that the federal income tax should be abolished. Therefore, the federal government has no business telling the states what definition of marriage they should have or how they should fix up their tax code.
However, putting a marriage amendment into the GOP platform will only be for show since no marriage amendment would ever muster the two-thirds support required in the Senate to be submitted to the states for ratification.
The Santorum delegates on the committee and other social Conservative delegates would be willing to compromise and accept a foreign policy position close to that of Ron Paul, auditing the Fed, ending the TSA, protecting internet freedom, and probably much, much more in return for support of one of their sacred cows - a federal marriage amendment in the platform. Just a thought and a suggestion.