The article about Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s decision (Aug. 4) caused me to contemplate  something President John Adams wrote: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion … Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

John Adams also wrote, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were … the general principles of Christianity.”

And then I was reminded that Thomas Jefferson mentioned, “Can the civil liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever.”

I would ask Judge Walker two things: Is he absolutely sure that more than 7 million California voters got it wrong on Proposition 8? And on what basis (moral, immoral, amoral, religious, irreligious or nonreligious) did he make his decision?

I would also like to know if his answers hold up to the original intent of the Constitution.

George Ramos, Canton


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