I know I say this quite a bit, but this was an interesting article. It touches on Boehner hiring Attorney Paul Clement to defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
As I’m sure you are all aware of, Obama contradicts himself when it comes to gay marriage. He’ll say he’s not sure where he stands, that he believes marriage (because of his Christian faith) is between one man, a woman, and God. But then he goes and orders the Justice Department to stop defending marriage. He goes and doesn’t defend the sanctity of marriage but instead attempts to crush it.
So, ok. The problem I have with this is that Obama thinks he has the right to order and demand the Justice Department, which last time I checked was part of the Judiciary branch of our government, not the executive, to stop upholding a constitutional law. (Yes, I believe and know that it is constitutional. We have to uphold some moral standard in our country.)
Let’s take an US Government lesson, shall we.
There are 3 branches of our government: the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, and the Judiciary Branch.
The Legislative Branch is the lawmakers, Congress-the Senate and the House. They are able to make laws that are then sent to the President to either be signed or vetoed. Check.
The Executive Branch is the President of the United States. He enforces/executes (ah haa) laws, signs laws into action. He is able to check the Legislative branch using Vetoes and Pocket Vetoes. Ok.
The Judicial Branch upholds the constitution. They are able to declare laws unconstitutional and constitutional. They check both the Executive and Legislative branches in a few different ways.
I mean, not sure about you guys, but I don’t see anywhere in that little mini-lesson (unless I left something important out) that gives the President the right to ORDER the Judicial Branch to stop defending the sanctity of marriage. He just doesn’t have that right. If they rule it constitutional, then he needs to respect that. The President cannot make laws and he cannot declare them unconstitutional. Maybe Obama needs to look up his job description again…
I am completely behind Boehner and Paul Clement on this. It’s about time someone stood and up and said STOP. We are going to defend the morals of this country. We are going to defend the sanctity of marriage, between one man and one woman. We are not going to let you make a mockery of it.
Shame on the Human Rights Campaign for trying to “bully” Clement into backing down. What? Are we in 5th grade now that we can’t behave like adults? Let’s man up here people! We get a lot of crap when we stand up for the truth in marriage. How about we start dishing some of that crap back out to people who try to silence us, huh? Let’s stand up for what he know is right and true! How about we start calling them out for what they really are? They want to silence us, and we cannot be silenced.
Clement has some really great quotes throughout the article. I encourage everyone to read it. It’s very educational.
Have a great day!