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President Obama Orders Justice Department to No Longer Defend Marriage Comments

Fifteen years ago Congress overwhelmingly passed the Defense of Marriage Act. It was signed into law by President Clinton in 1996. On February 23, 2011, President Barack Obama unilaterally ordered the US Justice Department to stop defending marriage. The Attorney General sent a five-page letter simply announcing the President's decision to the Congress. Government has long regulated marriage for the common good and the President's ... Continue Reading

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  1. Rob
    3 years ago

    What do you expect? Both sides are willing to fall on their swords for their ideology, thus broken government. If one side is for it, the other side is against it, no matter what it is. I can't even follow it anymore because it's so broken. The failure to address the real causes of the deficit, our failure to consider raising taxes and our failure to want to cut any spending is what is causing the ship to sink. We can debate the size of the hole, but the whole left by our abject failure to deal with any of these issues, will sink the ship. In this case, ALL of the politicians are still looking for safe bets and cover. Am I disgusted these cuts didn't pass, yes. Am I disgusted we didn't have the common sense to raise revenue a few months ago, yes. And I'm disgusted that ideologies which are completely devoid of common sense don't solve anything. The only people with blinders on vance is all of us for tolerating this nonsense for as long as we have. We need a complete re-set.

  2. vance
    3 years ago

    Rob, Today, every Marxist Democrat Senator voted against Speaker Boehner's $61 Billion Cut. Both sides the same, I don't think so. We have a $14 Trillion debt. That means 14 thousand billion dollars. What is 1% of 14 thousand billion? $140 Billion. What does the Marxist Democrat Party want to cut? $6.5 Billion. You are right about people with blinders on. What does it say about people who are out in the middle of a bay in a boat and cheer and applaud while people are sinking their boat.

  3. Rob
    3 years ago

    I disagree vance. Fox News is a pretty powerful organization and has the ratings to demonstrate that in the media universe, it's just not the liberal message being delivered. I really think this has more to do with a country that is almost evenly split on the abortion issue rather than a party etc.

  4. Kathryn
    3 years ago

    Those on the left have become very good at framing issues near and dear to them, and as this article to eloquently points out, that's the way to win an argument. They complain about "rights" being denied certain persons - these "rights" are not legally the government's to grant. The government does not grant rights - it protects those that have been given by God. Nowhere in the United States Constitution is a "right to marriage" or "right to kill your child" detailed. No one's rights are being taken away by defending marriage and unborn children. You can't take away what wasn't there in the first place.

  5. vance
    3 years ago

    Rob, Speaker Boehner delivered the 'Goods' but Obama and the Marxist Democrat Party are 'Doubling Down' to fund abortion and break this country. Yes, I hope Boehner hangs tough against the Marxists but it's going to be rough because the Marxists own the media and Hollywood and that's a tough propaganda blitz to compete with.

  6. Rob
    3 years ago

    Agreed Vance. I only hope that if the GOP does assume the White House in 2012, that you display the same level of zeal in ensuring that they pursue the same values. For my part, that is the missing component in this whole process. Conservatives do a great job getting their folks elected and then the promises are forgotten. It's part of the reason the GOP lost so badly in the elections cycles preceding the last one and a lot of the reason for the tea party. Obama was a convenient target, but if you forget the GOP's role in where we are at, then you can't solve the problem. Obama wouldn't even be in office if the GOP had cared less about power and were really conservative. Hopefully they have learned their lesson.

  7. vance
    3 years ago

    Sara, your posts hit the proverbial nail on the head. I wish I could have said it as well as you. Speaker Boehner is in the process of forming a bi-partisan legal team to defend the Marriage Law. We the faithful should email Boehner's Office to thank and encourage him for his efforts. We should also be calling for Obama and Eric Holder to step down from office.

  8. Gabriella
    3 years ago

    The idea of sexual 'intercourse' between same genders comes from the hell itself and Our Lord said that the gates of hell will never prevail....! - by their fruits you will know them - and we have yet to see some fruit that is edible and beneficial.

    As soon as we cool off and stop paying so much attention to those erring people, their waters will subside. They are weaving a net of their own destruction so let us leave them alone and keep protecting our young ones by teaching them the Truth.

  9. SaraPalen
    3 years ago

    it's about more than campaign promises as the Catholic Church is being directly indicted here by judicial activist judges and munincipalities. WE are being told by judges that gender has no role in the upbringing of our children. We better be paying attention to this. Even local bargaining units are pushing for these things. Will federal money be spent in our schools to promote this "tolerance"? Precedent by evil precedent, built on a foundation of sand is being set as Mr. Barron has alluded to, like they did with "privacy rights", including the "right" to kill a human being, under the 14th amendment. How sick is that to the Christian men who debated that amendment? Look around at what is happening in other countries. When this marriage equivalancy is acknowledged, Christians and others lose their rights to practice their faith. We need to hold our representatives feet to the fire. We need to speak out for the truth in a world of moral relativism.

  10. Rob
    3 years ago

    vance, there are multitudes of laws the justice department does not pursue. Every administration picks their pet crimes and pursues them and leaves others unenforced. Maybe it's a lack of resources etc, but the fact remains, not every law is zealously pursued. But I will say this is different since there is pending litigation. I understand what you are saying about the oath, but I think that is subjective. Wouldn't every president who has not enforced immigration laws be guilty of this same crime? Again, I'm not trying to defend him, but I don't think this issue is as simplistic as folks are making it sound unfortunately. But like clockwork, the saber rattling of social issues has begun, must be capaign time again. It's about the only time social issues get any play and like campaign promises are quickly forgotten once their terms begin.

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