Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

February 15, 2014

RAY DAY: Leave our constitutions alone

Kokomo Tribune

---- — It seems to me we are always hearing about someone who wants to change the Constitution of our beloved United States of America. I just have to bring my thoughts out into the open and give some advice.

Whether you take it with a grain of salt, agree or disagree with me, that is a right you have under that Constitution. Remember, I am just an old man who grew up in the greatest country in the world, and God has blessed us many times for what we believe in and how we go about getting things done here in our country.

What I want to put on your plate of thought is this: If we keep trying to add or delete the things our forefathers gave us through the Constitution of the United States, one day that Constitution will lose its reason for being.

We need to stop playing with what got us here and go by the laws of the land as they have stood all these years. If you change one thing in our Constitution, you open the door for others who want to do some changes to benefit them — or God forbid, other factions that are destined to take us down like it is in those countries where dictatorship is rampant and people have no rights.

We need to let that great Constitution do its work and we, as a whole, will benefit from it.

Sure, there are many who would love to tear up that set of written rules. Sure, there are times when we think we know better than those great leaders who gave us a right to agree or disagree, but it is a binding set of laws that will keep us free.

One problem we have here in the greatest country in the world is that we let others sneak in and bring up amendments to that set of rules, without questioning who they are and why they want to change things.

To be straight to the point: If you let the bad dog in the house, you allow him to tear up the rooms and then he leaves without saying he will be back, because that is how those enemies of our country work. We need to stay with what got us here, and that is the Constitution of the United States of America, and abide by it.

When you change something to the way you want it, you open the door to others who want to get that extra piece of cake and add more frosting on it. Leave things alone and give America the things back that have worked all these years. Leave our Constitution of the United States of America alone.

And leave our state constitution alone. It is working well, so why change it?

We have a law in Indiana pertaining to marriage, and it is that “marriage” is between one man and one women. I am not telling you how to live, because you have the right to live the way you want. But when Adam and Eve were without coverings, the difference between them was very obvious as they were made “different.” So it is not hard for me to state what I believe.

Sorry if I hurt anyone with my reasonings. But my concern is this: The Constitution of our beloved country and the constitution of our state of Indiana do not need to be changed, as they are doing the job they are intended to do. So leave them alone.

Ray “Uncle Ray” Day is a weekly contributor to the Kokomo Tribune. Contact him at uncleray@earthlink.net.