Throwing in the Towel on the Constitution

Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution requires that each new president take the following oath:

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.

President Obama announced this week that he will violate that oath.

In a decision hailed by gay-rights activists, the White House announced that it will no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) on the grounds that it has suddenly dawned on the president and attorney general that the law is unconstitutional.

As Ed Whelan, a legal scholar and president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, has detailed at some length, the DOJ has been, in effect, tanking the fight in court for the last two years by tailoring its arguments in ways beneficial to gay-marriage activists. Now Obama’s lawyers are simply taking a dive by flatly declaring the unconstitutionality of the law.

Obama, who fancies himself a scholar of the Constitution, never said a peep about the law being unconstitutional until this week.

Why the public change of heart?

There’s good reason to believe that Obama has always been lying — yes, lying — about opposing gay marriage. For example, in 1996, he told the Windy City Times, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriages, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” But by 2004, Obama very much wanted to be president, and he understood that supporting gay marriage would be a political liability. So he opted for something other than honesty. And in a 2004 interview with a gay publication, Obama strongly hinted his opposition was strategic, not philosophical.  Read the rest here

My contention from the beginning and actually before the election of Obama, is that he did not care on iota about being President of the US. It was about his agenda and the perks.  Mostly about the perks.  Date night in NY, the hundreds of rounds of golf, the numerous and lavish vacations,  making preachifying speechifying with the teleprompter, but not being President.  That for him is just a  means to his own ends.  The fact is, as President it is not his job to make judgments about what is and what is not Constitutional.  That he is now doing so is only one more indication that he has no intention of actually being President of the US.  He is in it only for his agenda and self aggrandizement.  Woe unto those who voted for him and woe unto all of  us.  So Nobama in 2012.


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