Scholars, public figures, and average citizens who publically [sic] defend the institution of marriage as the conjugal union of one man and one woman often face character assassination and occasionally threats of physical violence. Facing similarly vicious attacks in the decades leading up to the Civil War, America’s abolitionists recalled the timeless insight that ‘Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.’ The wisdom of these words applies as much today as then. If the calculated use of fear and intimidation is permitted to dominate this important public debate, America will lose not just the time-tested institution of marriage but also endanger our form of government which depends on the free and open exchange of ideas.”
— Slavery and gay marriage have been the greatest threats to American liberty, according to the National Organization for Marriage‘s site, Keep the Republic and Marriage, via the Human Rights Campaign.
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