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The Daily Jot
Daily reporting and analysis of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Impeachment or judgment, American apathy may decide
Attorney General Eric Holder, in announcing the Administration will not defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court, said, "The president and I have concluded that classifications based on sexual orientation warrant heightened scrutiny and that, as applied to same-sex couples legally married under state law, Section 3 of DOMA is unconstitutional." On June 16, 2005, US District Judge Gary L. Taylor ruled that Section 3 of DOMA, excluding same-sex partners from any of the federal benefits available to married opposite-sex couples, does not violate the federal Constitution. On October 10, 2006, the US Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal, leaving the constitutionality of DOMA intact.
Article II Section 1 of the Constitution says of the president's duties: "Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."" The president, therefore, cannot unilaterally or arbitrarily determine that he will decide which laws are constitutional and which laws are not. Article III Section 2 of the Constitution assigns to the Supreme Court "appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make."
The Attorney General has implicated the president in unilaterally determining that DOMA is unconstitutional. The president has not denied this, but rather has confirmed it. In a December 18, 2010 news conference, he responded to a question about same sex marriage by ABC news reporter Jake Tapper, saying, "I have friends, I have people who work for me, who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. And they are extraordinary people, and this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about." The president has determined that the Supreme Court, which decides the constitutionality of America's laws, is subordinate to his feelings on the most important institution in civil society--marriage.
This is an impeachable offense. Of all that this presidency has done to destroy the very fabric of American life with debt, socialist health care, homosexuals in the military, and so on, the destruction of marriage would have the most lasting impact on families and society. It is a statement unto God who in Leviticus 18:22 said, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination." Jesus said in Matthew 19 that God "made them male and female" and in verse 6, "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." God will not be mocked. Americans ought to demand the removal of this leadership on Constitutional grounds of high crimes and misdemeanors--specifically violating the oath of office.
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