Feb 25, 2011 Political
Barack Obama has become a one man Supreme Court by instructing his Justice Department to no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in court. The DOMA was signed into law by Bill Clinton and it forbids federal recognition of same sex marriages.
Obama Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday that the administration will not defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts, which has banned recognition of same-sex marriage for 15 years. President Clinton signed the act into law in 1996. Newsmax
What kind of renegade administration will ignore the law because it does not think the law is Constitutional? The Supreme Court is the ultimate arbiter on the Constitutionality of a law. If Obama and his drones think that it is not Constitutional then they should defend it less vigorously and lose the issue in Court but the end game is that the court should decide.
We have three branches of government and Obama heads the Executive branch. That branch is responsible for enforcing the law. The Judicial branch decides on the Constitutionality of the laws that have been enacted through a collaboration between the Legislative and Executive branches. End of story.
Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich made valid points when they stated that this kind of act, should it stand, would allow future presidents (read Republican presidents) to decide that laws are not Constitutional and fail to defend them.
The example they both gave is to suppose a future President Palin (Rush picked her because the left goes rabid at the mention of her name) decided that Roe Vs., Wade was unconstitutional and would no longer be defended by the federal government.
Gingrich indicated the left would go absolutely bonkers and be demanding impeachment, implying that the same fate could await Obama.
The left called George Bush King George and claimed he led like some kind of king rather than president. The reality is that Barack Obama has ignored the courts (the Gulf drilling moratorium and the unconstitutional Obamacare) and now is ignoring the Constitution by failing to defend laws that have been enacted in accordance with the Constitution and acting like he is the Supreme Court.
I will not, however, equate Obama to a king.
He is acting more like a dictator…
Never surrender, never submit.
Apr 20, 2010 Political
A group of service members in uniform handcuffed themselves to the fence at the White House in protest of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy in place in the Armed Forces.
Protesters at the White House are not an uncommon site and the media usually covers them. They even covered John Kerry throwing someone else’s medals over the White House fence. But today, under this regime, it was a different story.
The police closed the entire park and forced everyone, including the media, to back up about two blocks from the White House. What threat was there? What prompted them to close the park? If there was a legitimate threat either to Obama or to the people (like a bomb threat) then certainly closing the park was warranted but since we have heard nary a word about any such incident we can safely assume that none took place.
No, Obama did not want to be embarrassed by the gay service members protesting DADT. He did not want the world to see him protested by members of a group that strongly supports him. The most transparent regime in history closed an entire park to spare Obama potential embarrassment.
This is something one expects to see in countries led by a dictator. This is something one reads about with regard to Nazi Germany. Controlling the media and the news is what despots do.
This is unacceptable. One can only hope the media are finally catching on.
Though I doubt it.
Never surrender, never submit.
Jan 3, 2010 Political
Hugo Chavez rang in the New Year in Venezuela by rationing electricity. The government there owns damn near everything and the people are dirt poor. The country is a huge oil producer but is unable to generate much electricity because it depends on hydroelectric generators and there has been an ongoing drought.
So, Chavez celebrated the new Year by limiting the amount of electricity that businesses can use, what hours they can be open and what other items can use electricity and when (billboards, casinos, etc). There are penalties for businesses that do not comply with the order.
This is the Socialist nation that the liberals love so much. Penn, Obama, and a handful of others have all been down to kiss Chavez’s ring (or a lower and posterior part of his anatomy). He is held up as a great leader by the liberals who want our country to follow the path of Venezuela.
It is not hard to imagine being like Venezuela with Obama and his government taking over one private business after another. Obama took the lead of Bush and got government involved in the banking system (should have let them fail) and then moved on so that now we all own car companies. How long will it be before Obama is snapping up other private businesses? The government is already working on telling business how much executives may be paid. It is not a far stretch to get to the point where government is running everything (health care included). It happened in Venezuela and liberals love that place and its dictator.
If we have to ration anything then it should be food and water. Liberals get none until the crisis is over.
Never let a good crisis go to waste…
Dec 18, 2009 Political
A few years ago tin horn dictator Hugo Chavez, Sean Penn’s buddy, followed George Bush at the UN and before he spoke Chavez said that he could still smell sulfur. Chavez of course, was calling George Bush Satan and that did not sit too well with me. Not because it was Bush but because it was the leader of my country. Americans can say what they want about their leaders but crack pots from other countries are not entitled to do so and when they do they should be taken to task. A bullet through Chavez’s skull would be appropriate.
Obama danced into office talking up Hope and Change and the idea of smart diplomacy. He vowed to speak to tyrants such as Chavez without precondition. This, in the world according to Obama, will make them love us and make things better.
Hugo Chavez was in Copenhagen (ironic that a huge oil producer was greeted so warmly) and he made his sulfur remark once again. This time though, it was directed at Barack Obama.
Three years after Chavez likened Bush to the devil during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the socialist strongman tore into Obama, claiming Friday that “it still smells like sulfur in the world.” Fox
It was wrong when Chavez said this about Bush and it is wrong when he said it about Obama. Chavez is in no position to equate our leaders to Satan when he has run his country straight to hell. The true Satan incarnate is the person who uses force to squash dissent in his own nation, who nationalizes everything and who keeps his people in abject poverty. That person would be Hugo Chavez.
I have no problem with Americans who feel this way about their leaders because this is OUR country and we have a say in it which is a very huge difference between us and the Venezuelan people under Chavez.
This tin horn jackass needs to die of something close to lead poison.
I must say though, Mr. Obama how is that smart diplomacy working out for you? How does kissing the backsides of people like Chavez working out? Perhaps if you had shown some testicular fortitude when Chavez insulted this country he might have a little more respect for you.
There are some leaders who do not understand diplomacy that does not come at the end of a gun.
Chavez is one of them but he should be at the end of a rope.