Just when you think it can’t get any worse we have this: “Adminstration refuses to defend Anti-gay Marriage Law”. This is just a polite way of saying “Screw the Constitution, we will only enforce the laws we like.”
Once again the Obama Administration has decided to step on the US Constitution because they don’t like something and they can’t get the legislature changed. Just because the President doesn’t like the “Defense of Marriage Act” doesn’t mean it can be ignored. I don’t like the fact that I can’t drive 95 MPH on the Massachusetts Turnpike, but I don’t ignore the law.
Personally I have no opinion on Gay Marriage, this is America and people should be free to do what they want. What people do is between them and their God, if they believe in God, it isn’t my business or the Governments. I will say I believe the voters have the right to vote on the matter, unlike here in Massachusetts where the voters weren’t allowed to. But that will be a topic for another day.
This law was duly passed and signed but none other than the hero of the liberal left Bill Clinton and it has not been legally removed from the laws of the United States, Therefore it has to be defended if a case is brought up to the courts. Now I suppose one could argue that the law itself is unconstitutional since it is not one of the enumerated powers which is listed in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, but since it is on the books, it is safe to assume it was either not challenged or if it was the challenge failed. (It is interesting to note though that one of the enumerated powers gives the Congress the right to “Define and punish piracies…on the high seas”, let’s see if Obama does something to the Somalians).
There is nothing in the Constitution or the Amendments which says the President has the authority to decide which laws he of his Justice Department will enforce. It’s interesting, as I wrote last week, a question which is always asked of tea party members by non-members is “What does taking back the Constitution mean?” This is a perfect example. The left is constantly taking away the Constitution by subverting it, changing the meaning of it or just ignoring it. When we say we want to take it back, we mean things such as this need to stop. The Constitution means exactly what it says. It does not mean what you want it to say.
This is just another example of why the tea party movement must advocate change in the 2012 elections. If we don’t, there will be nothing left worth savings.