AG Holder's incredible statement about same sex marriage bans
The Obama administration continues to go around the legislature or voters. The latest example is AG Holder's statement about same sex marriage bans, as reported by The New York Times:
It is highly unusual for the United States attorney general to advise his state counterparts on how and when to refuse to defend state laws. But Mr. Holder said when laws touch on core constitutional issues like equal protection, an attorney general should apply the highest level of scrutiny before reaching a decision on whether to defend it. He said the decision should never be political or based on policy objections.
“Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that’s appropriate for an attorney general to do,” Mr. Holder said.
The Obama administration needs to go the distance and make the case for a constitutional amendment for same sex marriage. They should call on Democrats running in 2014 to adopt such a platform in the upcoming mid-term election.
We should not get same sex marriage by refusing to enforce current laws. It will divide the country. It will also deny "same sex marriage" the legitimacy that comes from the ballot box.
What if the Bush administration had told state AG's not to enforce federal abortion laws? My guess is that Mr Holder and most Democrats would be up in arms. They would say that laws have to be enforced until they are changed, or reversed in the case of Roe v Wade.
Let's do "same sex marriage" the right way by following the US Constitution and the amendment process.
Don't get me wrong. I do not support same sex marriage. However, I'd be willing to accept its existence if it happened the constitutional way not because the US Attorney General tells his state counterparts to enforce the laws they like and not the ones that they don't like.
Someone needs to tell the Obama administration that the US is the longest running democracy in the planet. This is a matter of great pride for millions of Americans who know their history and how exceptional the US is in the world's timeline.
The Obama administration should stop behaving like we live in "a banana republic." It insults naturalized citizens like me, and my parents, who have personal experience with "lawlessness" and "government by executive decree" in Cuba.