To the editor,

Morality, sexual misconduct seems to be popping up in various places: government, Hollywood, in our nation, in our families.

Sexual morality is not the only facet of morality and/or ethics.

We should be checking our moral barometer, as a nation.

Is the following moral or immoral — abortion, homosexualism, lesbianism, same sex marriage, traditional marriage? None of these are directly addressed in the Constitution.

In the Declaration of Independence it does tell us by which laws we are to be guided (and to assume among the powers of the Earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature, and of nature’s God entitle them).

The Preamble to the Constitution has six provisions:

1) To form a more perfect union,

2) Establish justice,

3) Insure domestic tranquility (q.v. Article 4 U.S. Constitution),

4) Provide for the common defense (q.v. Article 4 U.S. Constitution),

5) Promote the general welfare (q.v. Article 2, Section 8 U.S. Constitution),

6) Secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Any rights exercised having the inherent characteristic of destroying and/or debilitating any of the provisions in the Preamble could be considered unconstitutional and can be redressed through the 10th Amendment to the Constitution.

Ken Armstrong

Van Wert