Tiffany Briscoe, the Presidential Nominee of the Boston Tea Party for 2012, has issued a statement urging all Presidential Candidates to focus on serious issues facing our nation and not on unconstitutional efforts to get government to regulate sexual relations, to protect Judeo-Christian values or to promote any other moral value except peace.
In a statement, Tiffany Briscoe wrote:
Millions of people are out of work. Millions of others are living under the level of poverty and are hit by inflation, high taxes, and social control on a daily basis. We are seeing Main Street ripped off by an alliance of Big Government and Big Business, while our children are being put in a failing educational system bound to hurt them more than anything else. Our federal government is growing larger every second, we're killing hundreds with a devastating foreign policy combining sanctions and embargoes against innocent people and military attacks against unsure enemies, and the Police State is being implemented without any sign of reaction from the media.
And we're talking about bestiality? Where in the Constitution does it say that the federal government has the power to regulate sexual relations? Some talk about morality, and the loss of Judeo-Christian values in America. This is the truth. Our governments should never promote any sort of moral values, besides peace.
We live in the greatest country in the world and we are facing one of the most challenging crises in our history. The future of humanity relies on the example that we shall set in this election cycle. We need to focus on the serious issues, and not be lost in the dangers of the small, irrelevant, and possibly unconstitutional pipes of social regulation.
I call on all candidates to focus on issues that really matter and that have nor risk to upset the principle of constitutionality.
John A. Dummett, Jr., a candidate for the Republican Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012, responded to Ms. Briscoe's with the following statement in support of governmental involvement in issues of morality:
It is a primary duty of any government to determine the laws by which we live. If this were not the case then slavery would still exist and women still would not have the vote. However there is a fine balance between liberty, freedom and total chaos. To say government has no place enforcing morality is ludicrous. Look around. The reason why we have such a huge crime rate has more to do with bleeding heart liberalism and social engineering than it does at all by Judeo/Christian meddling.
We must go back to running this nation as our founding fathers envisioned it would be ran and you can bet the bank that none of them would be happy to see the total divorcement of Christian morals and ethics from our everyday lives. The concept is freedom of religion not from religion and anyone who does not understand this truism is part of the problem and not the solution.