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Article III, Section 2 of the US Constitution states:

The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States, and Treaties made, or which shall be made, under their Authority;–to all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls;–to all Cases of admiralty and maritime Jurisdiction;–to Controversies to which the United States shall be a Party;–to Controversies between two or more States;–between a State and Citizens of another State;–between Citizens of different States, –between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.

Nothing in Article II (powers of the Executive Branch) about judging the Constitutionality of Laws. This is grade school level civics, isn’t it? And yet, the Obama Administration has decided we are all idiots. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was passed in 1996 by huge bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate and signed into law by Bill Clinton. It is the Law of the Land. Presidents and their Justice departments can’t just “decide” to not enforce laws they don’t like. This is insulting and wrong for 2 reasons.

First, that it’s clearly against the will of the People. 38 states currently have had their constitutions amended or have standing Legislation to agree with DOMA. EVEN UBER-LEFT CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII! Look at this page: – EVERY time this is brought to a referendum vote, people support it (except in Arizona in 2006 where it barely failed with 48%, but then passed in 2008 with 56%). “The average pass rate for all of the amendments, including Arizona’s 2006 and 2008 results, is 67.31%.” This issue has been DECIDED, it’s over. Many Democrats, including the vast majority of minorities, support DOMA. The only hope for the Leftist fringe are Leftist judges to rule it Unconstitutional. At least that would be “playing fair”. Second, it’s an abuse of Power. It just doesn’t exist! The President can sign bills into law or he can veto them. He can issue Executive Orders, but these are not “laws” and can be overturned by Congress at any time. That’s all!

The question really is WHY? Why now and why this? NOBODY is worried about this issue so why put yourself and your party at great electoral risk? Because that’s all it’s going to do. Frankly, this is just another example of career politicians thinking you are an idiot. They are trying to score points with a select few interest groups, same as always. President Obama is just proving himself not to be a leader, but a panderer at best; a Leftist activist at worst. Look at his vapid speech about Libya yesterday. Said absolutely nothing, meanwhile innocents are slaughtered and “We the People” are paying for it at the gas pump. This will only make the pro-Constitutional TEA Party grow and grow…