Kim Davis is in jail. You’ll recall that the Court Clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky, a Democrat and an elected official, chose jail over violating her sincerely held religious beliefs related to issuing same-sex “marriage” licenses.
So the new/old chorus from the Amen Corner of the Left/Progressive/DemoLib (choose your poison) choir on the contentious issue of the Supreme Court’s invention of a constitutional “right” to marry someone of the same gender is: Obey your Oath of Office. Check your conscience at the door. Bring on the lions.
Mark it. The Davis case is just the beginning. Cuz if you thought government was hostile to people of faith before, you ain’t seen nothing yet. And yeah, some of us tried to tell you so.
The good news. DemoLibs have suddenly discovered the Oath of Office! Why, it’s a two-fer: the Tolerance Thugs have not only re-invented another version of “tolerance” – disagree with us, go to jail – they’ve also embraced a quaint little notion called the Rule of Law. Next thing ya now, they may even blow the dust off a few copies of the U.S. Constitution!
Oh, happy day!
That’s right. Some of the same people who didn’t give a rat’s behind for The Law prior to a Supreme Court ruling that went their way have suddenly morphed into religious zealots on the question. And they’re shocked – shocked! – by Davis’s disregard for the law. They’re screaming that our system of government is built on respect for the law, which should be applied evenly and equally across the board, regardless of the preferences of individuals.
Unless, of course, your last name is Lerner, Holder, Lynch, Clinton, Abedin, or Obama?
That little irony is thick enough to choke a mule. Observes Joseph Backholm of the Family Policy Institute of Washington:
Even Hillary Clinton got into the act this week tweeting that, “Marriage equality is the law of the land. Officials should be held to their duty to uphold the law-end of story.”
Of course their point about the importance of the rule of law is a good one. But given the context of the Kim Davis controversy, it seems a brief lesson in the history of same-sex “marriage” is in order.
- Once President Obama finished his evolution on marriage, the U.S. Department of Justice, whose job it is to defend the laws of the United States in Court, refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, which defined marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman.
- Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder then declared that state Attorneys General are not required to defend constitutional amendments in their states if they believe them to be “discriminatory”.
- It is the job of an attorney general to defend state laws in court. However, the Attorneys General in Oregon, Nevada, California, Illinois, Virginia, and Pennsylvania all refused to defend constitutional amendments in their states defining marriage as a man/woman relationship.
- In 2013, D. Bruce Haines, an official in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, started issuing same-sex “marriage” licenses when the law did not permit it.
In 2004, Mayor Gavin Newsome of San Francisco and Mayor John West of New Paltz, New York both directed marriage licenses to be issued to same-sex couples long before marriage had been redefined in their states.
Aren’t you glad that progressives are suddenly passionate about strict adherence to marriage laws? Or any law, for that matter. Remember. These are some of the same folks who brought us Fast and Furious, Black Lives Matter, Obamacare, Soylndra, endless end-runs around Congress, Ms. “What Difference Does It Make?/I did not send or receive any emails marked classified,” and sanctuary cities.
To name a few.
When the Supreme Court invented a constitutional right to marry someone of the same gender in Obergefell, they overturned their own precedent from Windsor less than two years previously when they said states had the right to define marriage for themselves.
Whatever that is, it’s not the rule of law.
It’s not just about marriage laws either. …
The Supreme Court did what they thought was the right thing to do despite what the law said and Kim Davis is doing the same. Kim Davis is no more lawless than half of Washington DC, she just has less powerful friends.
So DemoLibs, kindly spare us the sanctimonious sermonizing about “It’s the law.” That’s not much of a punch line. Even for you.
Dear Governor Steve Beshear,
I stand with Kim Davis’s right to live and work according to her deeply-held religious convictions. I urge you to immediately issue an accommodation to Kim Davis that will free her from jail.
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