Obama to God and
By Robert Knight
It's a good thing Barack Obama is not in charge of defending the law of gravity, or we'd all be floating up to an airless death.
Allow me to take off the gloves. As one who helped draft the first version of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I regard Obama's order on Feb. 23 to Attorney General Eric Holder to abandon DOMA's legal defense as lawless, reckless, arrogant and a violation of his oath of office. I think it is an impeachable offense.
I'm just warming up.
Obama, like Hillary Clinton and countless other prominent Democrats and some useful idiot Republicans have been pretending to support marriage while doing everything in their power to undermine it.
If you doubt what they intend, check out Brian Camenker's shocking expose, "What same-sex 'marriage' has done to
Obama and his minions are counting on our being so shell-shocked by the trillions in debt and the spectacle of public employee union mobs that we won't notice their ongoing effort to homosexualize
Of course, when you're doing things that demand a powerful moral response to match the offense, it helps to face such rhetoric as House Speaker John Boehner's reaction:
"While Americans want
How about: "This is wrong. This is tyrannical. And we will not allow it on our watch."
Why do so many Republicans, when faced with brash evil, respond with concerns about timing or procedure? Where is Reagan when you need him?
Obama and the Democrats are attacking morality from all sides, emboldened by the tepid response. They are rushing to impose an LG
They are laying the foundation in a federal hate crimes law for "hate speech," and expanding a federal stranglehold over education that someday will brook no dissent or private competition.
Obama often misquotes Scripture, which gives some folks the impression that he's a devout Christian. Maybe he is. But do devout Christians carry water for the culture of
Let's get back to what presidents are supposed to do, regardless of their religious avowals. They are chief executives, and the Constitution does not empower them to dispense with laws they deem unconstitutional, as Obama has done with DOMA.
Presidents execute the laws enacted by Congress. Article II requires the president to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the
It's quite a stretch to insist that undermining the very law that ensures that states won't be forced to accept a moral meltdown does any of that. Until very, very recently,
Marriage predates any known human government. It is not open to debate except where lunatics have taken over the asylum and can't see any difference between John and Mary tying the knot and John and Fred playing house.
Utah, which had a Mormon population that advocated polygamous unions, was denied statehood until it passed a law ensuring that only one man, one woman marriages would be legally recognized.
The key case was Murphy v. Ramsey (1885), in which the Supreme Court upheld Congress' right to make polygamy and bigamy illegal in
"For certainly no legislation can be supposed more wholesome and necessary in the founding of a free, self-governing commonwealth, fit to take rank as one of the coordinate states of the Union, than that which seeks to establish it on the basis of the idea of the family, as consisting in and springing from the union for life of one man and one woman in the holy estate of matrimony; the sure foundation of all that is stable and noble in our civilization; the best guarantee of that reverent morality which is the source of all beneficent progress in social and political improvement."
World magazine culture critic Gene Edward Veith notes that the homosexual drive to gain marital benefits is destroying marriage itself as people abandon commitment and embrace the "gay" notion of serial monogamy with "sex partners":
"This sort of reductionism-a spouse is nothing more than a sex partner, so a sex partner is the same as a spouse-misses the point of what marriage is and what its role in society amounts to. marriage is being defined down. As marriage becomes unnecessary-not just for job benefits but for adopting children, inheriting property, and being socially acceptable-the whole nation will be "living in sin."
Hoover Institution Research Fellow Stanley Kurtz has chronicled the acceleration of societal uncoupling from marriage in
"Marriage is slowly dying in
By declaring his intention to allow radical judges to find a "right" to homosexual "marriage" in the U.S. Constitution, Barack Obama is pouring gasoline on a bonfire that is destroying the legal protections of marriage and civilization itself.
King George never attempted anything this diabolical.
Robert Knight is a