Law and Marriage
I think Tony Adragna's piece
on the WMA is pretty close to how I feel about legislating what defines marriage. I think it tarnishes the majesty and purpose of the US Constitution every time somebody wants a frivolous amendment that has nothing to do with what the powers of the government, states and people are. Marriage should never be part of the scope of the US Constitution, not just because marriage should be a state matter but also because it shouldn't matter to the governance of the nation.
I feel the same way about the idea of a flag-burning amendment. We have existing laws on the local level against things like arson and inciting unrest. If somebody wants to burn a flag on the courthouse steps in some of our communities, let him try, and see for himself that power not specifically given to the US or the states but the people...