Bryan Fischer
Obama's refusal to defend DOMA violates his oath of office
By Bryan Fischer
February 24, 2011

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Here is some analysis of President Obama's refusal to defend the Defense of Marriage Act in Court.

Obama is violating his oath of office by refusing to defend DOMA. The Constitution he took a solemn and sacred oath to "preserve, protect and defend" requires him in Article II, Section 3 to "take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed." This refusal to do his sworn duty makes him derelict in his duty, and is both inexcusable and even impeachable.

George Washington: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness..." President Obama is not just "subvert(ing)" these pillars, he is destroying them with RPGs and WMDs. He is no patriot and is a clear and present danger to his own country.

Obama says DOMA is based on "moral disapproval" of sexually deviant behavior and therefore is bad policy. But his refusal to defend it is based on his "moral disapproval" of those of us who defend natural marriage. If "moral disapproval" is no basis for policy decisions, he has no right to make that the basis for his refusal to defend this duly enacted law. He's shamefully guilty of the very thing he criticizes in others.

The entire argument based on marriage "equality" is just gas. Homosexuals already have full marriage equality: they can get married, same as everybody else, to an adult, non-relative member of the opposite sex. Don't let them fool you with all this "equality" bloviation. They already have full equality under the law; they have exactly the same rights as everybody else. What they want are special rights based solely on sexually deviant behavior. No sane society should ever commit such folly.

Here's a thought. Obama is refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act because he thinks it's unconstitutional. If he gets away with this, let's just have the next Republican president refuse to defend a challenge to ObamaCare. Let it go down in flames. Gone. History. In the archives. Wonder how Democrats would feel about that??

DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) prevents states from having to recognize gay marriages performed in other states. If DOMA goes down, even states with marriage amendments in their constitutions may be forced to recognize sexually deviant marriages from pro-deviancy states. This is not an incidental matter. DOMA is rooted in the 10th Amendment, protecting the right of states to establish marriage policy without coercion from the central government. If DOMA is overturned, it will leave the 10th Amendment in tatters.

Other items of note:

Union thug calls one Tea Partier a "little s***" and then assaults another — on tape. And we're the haters?

Republicans have offered a CR that will keep government going and reduce spending. If Democrats want to grind government to a halt, let 'em. Even wingers on the left, like the ones at Politico, are getting worried that this whole thing is a suicide-vest for Democrats. If they want to blow themselves up politically, Republicans should just get out of the way and let 'em do it.

Wisconsin taxpayers right now pick up 99.4% of the cost of teacher pensions (Gov. Walker wants to reduce that to 94.2%); in the private sector, employers pick up 21.9%. Wisconsin taxpayers pick up 94.4% of teacher's health insurance premiums (Walker wants to reduce that to 87.4%), while private employers pick up 70.1%. Bottom line: Wisconsin teachers ain't got nothing to complain about, and won't even if the new law goes into effect.

James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal has it exactly right: when public unions "negotiate" with the politicians they bankrolled into office, it's not a negotiation, it is a "conspiracy to steal money from taxpayers."

Utter folly: The U.S. ICE agent cut down in cold blood in Mexico by a drug cartel was unarmed! At U.S. insistence! This is just as bad as forcing the soldiers at Ft. Hood to be unarmed when Maj. Hasan shouted "Allahu Akhbar" and started shooting up infidels.

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author's and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

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