Attorney General Eric Holder said that the federal government will recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were conducted in Utah “despite an earlier announcement this week from the state’s governor saying the state would not. The decision means those Utah couples will have access to federal benefits that are available to married couples in other states, including the ability to file joint tax returns. It also adds to the confusion in the state following a surprise ruling last month against the state’s same-sex marriage ban.”
We’ve seen federal courts overturn the will of the people on the same-sex marriage issue. Eric Holder, as the chief law officer of the nation, is emboldening moral and legal rebels to defy our constitutional system.
Then there’s his latest decision to interfere in how schools enact discipline, making it a black/white issue. His interference is going to make the problem, if there is one, even worse. Joe Hicks of Project 21 says that Holder is “the most racialized and the most ideological attorney general that . . . this nation has seen at least in the modern era. So here’s a man who constantly weighs in on the issues – and always weighs in from a racial aspect that black kids are being mistreated.”
I realize that the states long ago gave up their sovereign rights to the federal government when they agree to take stolen money from tax payers in other states. The states, therefore, are not guiltless.
State governments should act as a power buffer between themselves and the national government. It’s time that the states stand up for their constitutional rights even if it means economic pain.
The Declaration of Independence was written for such a time as this:
“When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
We don’t need to take up arms to throw off the national tyranny. We only need for the states to stand up for themselves. Utah should take Holder to court for his abuse of power and opening the door for years of litigation. By approving the same-sex marriages in Utah, he lends legal credibility to them in other states.
Like King George, Holder has done the following with the full support of President Obama:
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
“He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
“He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
“For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
“For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.”