Our good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, like the rest of America, is keeping a close eye on the SCOTUS hearings regarding marriage and Prop 8 in California.
Joe weighs in on the foundational issue and the Constitution:
Whereas every Amendment to a Constitution substantially changes the Constitution, therefore it follows that every Amendment is counter to the Constitution. Otherwise, what is the point? The question is not whether Amendments are allowed to be counter to the documents they amend, it is whether we will allow Amendments at all. An even more important question is “Who?” Who will be allowed to Amend the Constitution? And underlying both these questions is the foundational one: Who should be allowed to Amend the Constitution?
To answer that question we should go back to the Constitution itself.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
We the People created the Constitution. The People of the US created the US Constitution, and the People of California created the California Constitution. And when it comes to changes, the only legitimate source of Constitutional changes is The People.