President Obama has now declared himself the Supreme Judicial Authority. Gee, who knew??
Attorney General Eric Holder announced that President Obama has now concluded the administration would no longer defend Section Three of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). Holder acknowledged that the Justice Department had previously defended DOMA in court under a “rational basis standard.” But he said that Obama NOW believes that “a more heightened standard of scrutiny” should be required for laws involving same-sex marriage…the same standard that applies to “laws targeting minority groups with a history of discrimination.”
Keep in mind that BOTH chambers of the Congress passed DOMA by overwhelming majorities reflecting the will of the people that marriage be defined, for legal as well as policy purposes, as it always has been. Note also that NO federal appellate court has ruled the statute unconstitutional.
This is but one more example of the Obama Modus Operandi. Two of the most glaring examples have been the end-run he has taken with his EPA on “global warming” because he can’t get legislation passed in the Congress and the Off-Shore Drilling moratorium, even after a judge has ruled in no uncertain terms that the moratorium be lifted.
Apparently great minds think alike.
How much more, O Lord, how much more?? This is beyond absurd and is a total disregard of the US Constitution. The President of the United States no way has the authority to declare an existing law unconstitutional. Precedent would leave that task up to the Courts or the Congress in the case of repealing the law. Obviously this is NOT what the Obama/Holder cabal are doing. They are basically saying, “I don’t like this law. It is unconstitutional. Therefore, it will not be enforced.”
This “logic” is one more extraordinary power-grab for this above-his-paygrade President. Administrations change hands. Looking ahead in less than two years when this will happen, does ANYONE really want the new President to be able to pull off this usurpation?? What would the ProgLibs do in the event President Palin (or whoever) decided she did not like Obamacare, the Dodd/Frank finance bill, or even Abortion? Don’t agree or like this legislation? Just don’t enforce it.
America has become accustomed to this violation of the Constitution. It began when the DOJ refused to prosecute the New Black Panthers voter intimidation at a polling place. The charges were on going from the Bush administration but when Holder got in they were dropped. Guess Obama didn’t like it and I am sure Holder agreed.
Then there was that egregious Obama law suit against the State of Arizona on illegal immigration. All America (except for “sanctuary cities and a couple of Obama bastions of ProgLib thought, ie; CA, NY, Mass to name a few) agreed with Governor Brewer. Didn’t matter. The lawsuit continues.
Holder’s minions are hiding behind every rock and wading every swamp in Louisiana. They are trying to catch the Governor violating some welfare recipient’s right to vote. That is the way Obama is. He viciously attacks those who he feels oppose him. Rule of Law? What is that??
US District Judge, Roger Vinson has ruled Obamacare unconstitutional and granted “declaratory relief” to the plaintiffs in the case of Florida vs HHS. Judge Vinson made an unwise assumption. He believed the Executive Branch would adhere to the law. Silly him. Holder, in a lame stalling ruse, presented the Judge with a “Motion to Clarify.” Guess they had some difficulty understanding what Vinson had in mind. Judge Vinson sent back a rather terse response, which was backed up by Florida Adjutant General, Pam Bondi.
Here is what Bondi said. “Department of Justice’s motion to clarify is merely an attempt to delay the process when the order clearly required a halt to implementation. Judge Vinson’s order is an injunction stopping the federal government from enforcing the Affordable Care Act on 26 States.”
Obama keeps shooting himself in the foot, doesn’t he? One interesting thing he consistently does: he reloads FAST! He scouted around and found another ProgLib judge that would side with him. This judge found individual “thinking” negated the required implementation. Novel concept, that. Judge Vinson and AG Bondi will have none of it. Perhaps an injunction WILL be forthcoming.
This above picture is of Florida AG, Pam Bondi. Obama keeps making enemies of States. The majority oppose him at every turn. He barely carried Florida during the last election. Any bets this will happen in 2012? Florida has a new Governor as well as a new AG. Florida just shot down Obama’s fast choo-choo plan and the Governor essentially told Obama what he could do with this hair-brained scheme.
I would guess Obama wants us to forget about this three branches of government and the system of checks and balances preventing one branch from usurping power. After all, America has The Obama. King Obama. He is “The Won.”