President Obama just unilaterally declared the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and instructed the Department of Justice not to defend the statute in court. Well, I'll be.
The funny thing about that, is that the President of the United States doesn't have the authority to decide what laws are constitutional or not. That is not a power afforded the Executive Branch.
On January 19th, the White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, told reporters, ''We can't declare the law unconstitutional ... We ... have to represent the viewpoint of the defendant.'' Obama's flip flop on policy and sudden misunderstanding of the law in such a short time is more than a little scary.
He very much wants to be, wishes he were, wants to be King of America, but the President isn't a king. He doesn't get to make decrees. He is the chief executive with the responsibility to enforce existing laws - even laws he doesn't like.
Does anyone remember Obama calling himself a former constitutional professor? I think someone needs a remedial course in American constitutional law and to be reminded that no one, not even the President King is above the law. He does not have the authority, the permission of our constitution, to arbitrarily choose which laws his Administration will or will not enforce.
The legislative, executive, and judicial branches have their purposes and divisions of power that are very deliberate. The President and his Department of Justice have an obligation to defend every law unless the Supreme Court of the United States declares it unconstitutional. Obama doesn't get to make that determination.
A President is not a king who can unilaterally decide what our laws are, and Obama cannot choose which laws his Administration will and will not enforce. The rule of law must prevail and that might require you to find your voice. Don't run and hide like the Democrat flee-baggers of Wisconsin, shirking their responsibilities. This is real life and running and hiding won't make the bad stuff go away.