Posts Tagged ‘rule of law’

Stand for Marriage – Honor the Law

February 24th, 2011 No comments

Yesterday, President Obama did something that is unprecedented, unbelievable and un-American. He instructed our Department of Justice to completely ignore the law of the land, specifically The Defense of Marriage Act. This piece of legislation was overwhelmingly supported by the American people and by Congress and became law in 1996 during the Clinton administration.

As law, DOMA does two very important things: First of all, it protects each state from being forced to honor marriage policies from another state, particularly those who have attempted to re-define marriage. Additionally, DOMA defines marriage as only between a man and a woman (I know…who would have dreamed marriage needed a definition).

President Obama “opposes DOMA and believes it should be repealed.” That’s fine. He is entitled to his opinion, however, he does not have the authority to unilaterally make laws or disregard laws that have been enacted by Congress. In fact, the President took an oath where he promised to uphold the Constitution and to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

So what can we do? What must we do?

We must call on Congress to remind the President of his reckless and illegal behavior and force him to do the job He swore on oath before GOD and the American people to perform.

I urge you to pick up your phone immediately and call your U.S. Representative at the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121. Express your outrage over this incident!

Then forward this blog to as many people as you can. Our liberty depends upon it!

Obama’s Justice Inspires Lawlessness

February 23rd, 2011 3 comments

One of the foundational principles of our great American experience is what is known as the rule of law. Our Founding Fathers created a Constitutional Republic built upon the timeless principles of the Word of God. It was the Scriptures and the laws which emerged from these biblical principles which created a culture of unprecedented freedom, liberty and prosperity.

That’s why the news today that the Justice Department will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act, a law created by our Legislative Branch as the express will of the people, simply because President Obama doesn’t want to, should be a cause of extreme alarm. When our own government disregards the clear law of the land you have the beginning of lawlessness. If the President of the United States can conveniently choose which laws he supports while ignoring those that don’t fit his personal taste, then why should the average American bother with respecting the law?

The Bible tells speaks of “lawlessness leading to more lawlessness” (Romans 6:19). Perhaps that’s why we are witnessing an epidemic of lawlessness in our state legislatures where one party conveniently walks out of the process and refuses to submit to or even debate the agenda of the majority party, a majority created by the free votes of the electorate.

Unfortunately, if a reverence and respect for the rule of law is not modeled by the highest ruler in the nation, we can only expect an escalation of lawlessness and anarchy among the rank and file. Unfortunately, President Obama is fueling this spirit of lawlessness and I shudder to see where our nation is headed if the rule of law is not, once again, embraced and honored.