President Obama must have felt empowered after the Pope went around the U.S. carrying water for the Democrat agenda. The radical leftist now has Americans believing that his unconstitutional vision for the country is somehow mainstream, even within the walls of the Vatican. While Pope Francis did not endorse gay marriage, he certainly didn’t condemn it. So now Obama, with a swagger in his step, feels justified in taking ever more pointed jabs at conservative Republicans.
“We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” Obama said at an LGBT fundraiser in New York. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”
Indeed not. It’s a good thing that no one’s arguing otherwise, because that would be a very untenable position to take. This is Obama building a strawman opponent that he can easily knock down, a favorite tactic of liberals who know they can’t actually argue their case on merit.
“America has left the leaders of the Republican Party behind,” he said, stating the obvious. America really has left the Republican leadership behind, though not in the way he makes it sound. What Obama is really saying is that American has left the Republican Party behind altogether because they’re backwards on gay marriage. That’s ridiculous. If that was the case, the Supreme Court would not have had to thwart democracy by striking down gay marriage bans that had been voted on by the people.
Obama then made sport of Mike Huckabee, who advised Americans to ignore and disobey the Supreme Court’s ruling. “I’m sure he loves the Constitution,” said Obama. “Except for Article III. And maybe the Equal Protection Amendment. And the 14th Amendment, generally.”
Ah, yes, those sections of the Constitution that specifically allow the Supreme Court to redefine words according to popular trends at the time. Oh wait, the Constitution actually doesn’t say anything like that. And it doesn’t say anything about gay marriage. So…yeah.
The 14th Amendment argument is the one the Supreme Court liberals used to come up with this miscarriage of justice, and it seems that pro-LGBT Democrats are sticking with this flimsy assertion. It’s the one that promises Americans equal protection under the law. To demonstrate the folly of this reasoning, let’s take a look at an exchange between Justice Anthony Scalia and lawyer Ted Olson.
Scalia: When did it become unconstitutional to prohibit gays from marrying? Was it always unconstitutional?
Olson: It was [un]constitutional when we — as a culture determined that sexual orientation is a characteristic of individuals that they cannot control.
Scalia: I see. When did that happen?
Olson: There’s no specific date in time. This is an evolutionary cycle.
In other words, the Constitution changes depending on whatever the prevailing notions of the day happen to be. Rights metamorphose with cultural change. If enough Americans decide over the next couple of years that pedophilia is a right, then apparently that will deserve equal protection as well.
We’re so far outside the intentions of the Constitution that it’s despicable to see the president or anyone else on the left even refer to it at all. They have nothing but contempt for the Constitution and its framers. To them, it’s an obstacle; something they have to cleverly work around to get what they want. For them to then come back around and claim that they are the ones on the constitutional side of the argument…it’s just too much to bear.
Mock away, President Obama, but facts don’t change just because opinions do.