Obama Claims 14th Amendment Requires Nationalized Same-sex Marriage

While President Barack Obama said, during his first presidential campaign in 2008, that he thought marriage was strictly between one man and one woman, he now has confidently stated that same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the “equal protection” clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

This is not Obama’s first change of position on the issue. When campaigning for reelection in 2012, he decided that same-sex marriage was an issue best left to the states.

Now, Obama recently told Jeff Toobin of the New Yorker magazine that the recent decision of the Supreme Court to refuse to hear appeals from circuit courts on the issue was the best decision the Court has made since he took office. After more than one circuit court overturned states’ laws against same-sex marriage as a violation of the “equal protection” clause of the 14th Amendment, the Supreme Court declined to even hear appeals, letting the appellate courts’ decisions stand.

Ultimately, I think the Equal Protection Clause does guarantee same-sex marriage in all fifty states,” Obama told the New Yorker.

It is beyond belief that the Congress which passed the 14th Amendment, and the states which voted to ratify it, intended to enshrine the marriage of a man to a man, and a woman to a woman, as a “constitutional right.”

Actually, it appears quite unlikely that the creators of the 14th Amendment intended many of the things modern judges claim were intended. Certainly the Bill of Rights, added to the Constitution in 1791, was designed to protect the states and American citizens from the power of the federal government. One only has to look at the 10th Amendment, which clearly states that all powers not delegated to the federal government are “reserved” to the states and the people. Judicial decisions of recent decades, which use the 14th Amendment, specifically the “equal protection” clause, to increase federal power at the expense of the states, turn the Bill of Rights on its head.

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Yet, we have a situation, blessed by the president of the United States, in which federal judges regularly ignore the clear wording of the Constitution, and substitute their own social views for the majority of citizens in several states, using the expression “equal protection” as a way of amending the Constitution, without going through the constitutional amendment procedure.

No one seriously believes the framers of the 14th Amendment intended to outlaw the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and then proceed to force the states to accept that definition. While the framers of the Constitution provided for a way to amend the Constitution in Article V of the document, that method is usually not even considered. No, the preference now is to simply ignore the Constitution and the will of the people, and “amend” the Constitution through a misconstruction of the “equal protection” clause of the 14th Amendment. The constitutional method of amending the Constitution has now been replaced by an unconstitutional method of amending the Constitution. (Full story…)

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Bill Whittle on why we must vote in the midterms: Make Obama OWN it.

Regulars here know Whittle’s one of my favorites…and this video speaks for itself:

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Firearms News

This is a new aggregator page dealing with firearms in general. It will become increasingly valuable as more feeds are added. If you have a favorite gun site you’d like to see added here, leave a comment and let me know.

A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation parole agent arrests a parolee who is a suspected gang member in 2010. (Photo: CDCR)
A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation parole agent arrests a parolee who is a suspected gang member in 2010. (Photo: CDCR) A joint panel of state legislators turned down a funding request this week to supply the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation with $75,000 worth of semi-automatic rifles to arm parole officers in rural areas. The funds, to be allocated from the state's asset forfeiture account would have paid for 32 rifles and equipment for [...]
Oct 24, 2014, Continue reading at the source
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The SIG MPX on display at a trade show in January 2013. (Photo: Daniel Terrill) The federal government has not budged from its initial assessment classifying a SIG Sauer muzzle device as a silencer instead of the muzzle brake the company claims it to be. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reaffirmed its classification — again — in its response filed this week in federal court and asked the judge to dismiss the case. The [...]
Oct 24, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Chris Cheng talks about why it's so important to stand up for yourself and your right to own firearms. The post “White-Collar Gun Shaming.” Standing Up To Anti-Gunners In the Workplace appeared first on Bearing Arms. [...]
Oct 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Kevin "KC" Massey
Kevin “KC” Massey (Photo: Facebook) Two members of a volunteer Texas border militia that set up camp on the Rio Grande River will face a grand jury on federal weapons charges, according to officials. Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Kevin Lyndel Massey at the Value Place hotel in Brownsville at 1 p.m. on Monday for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to court documents. In his vehicle, Massey [...]
Oct 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Kimberly Edson, passive-aggressive collectivist and future crime victim.
Kimberly Edson, passive-aggressive collectivist and future Rochester, MN crime victim. At a very fundamental level, individualists and collectivists see the world in a very different way. Individuals look at a problem or issue and think, “what can I do about it?” Collectivists look at a problem and think, “what can I do to get someone else to do about this?” That foundational difference in outlooks is very much at the heart of the debate over firearms in this nation, [...]
Oct 23, 2014, Continue reading at the source
Almost all modern SWAT.ERT units use AR-15-based carbines, having determined long ago that 9mm submachine guns are inferior in almost every measurable way. Here, SWAT units hunt for one of the Tsarneav brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.
Almost all modern SWAT.ERT units use AR-15-based carbines, having determined long ago that 9mm submachine guns are inferior in almost every measurable way. Here, SWAT units hunt for one of the Tsarneav brothers responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing. All are armed with AR-15 carbines. The Heckler & Hock MP5 submachine gun was state-of-the-art when it was introduced… 50 years ago. That isn't keeping the Lexington, Kentucky Police Department SWAT team from demanding ten of the museum [...]
Oct 22, 2014, Continue reading at the source
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Eric Holder, the first sitting U.S. Attorney General ever found in criminal contempt of Congress, regrets that he was unable to strip Americans of the firearms that the citizens would find most useful in defending themselves from tyrannical government officials such as himself: If there's one thing that Eric Holder regrets during his time as attorney general for the United States, it's his failure to press through a Second Amendment crackdown on the heels of Sandy [...]
Oct 21, 2014, Continue reading at the source
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Bobby Jindal: Ebola crisis enters Phase II of Obama plan

Great insight from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal:

BATON ROUGE – Following a story in the New York Times today reporting that President Barack Obama is said to be showing “deepening frustration” and “anger” behind closed doors because of his administration’s lackluster response to the Ebola crisis, Governor Bobby Jindal declared that “we’ve reached the ‘I’m so mad’ stage of the President’s crisis management plan.”

Governor Jindal said, “We have reached the ‘I’m so mad’ stage of the President’s crisis management plan. There are four stages of the President’s crisis management plan. Stage one: I got this. Stage two: I’m so mad. Stage three: More money will fix the problem. Finally, stage four: Republicans are obstructing.

“We’ve seen this process play out time and time again. The opposite approach is to start leading from the beginning of a crisis and not pass the buck. Now, we have an Ebola czar after the President’s own staff recognized the leadership void. The reality is that when there’s a crisis, you don’t need a czar, you need a President who will take charge.”

He is exactly right. The Wall Street Journal has documented how Obama routinely gets mad when his administration screws the pooch (a near daily occurrence) but only after the news of the screw up makes it into the media.

[Big snips]

If Obama has accomplished a single thing in his presidency (other than trashing out economy and foreign policy) he has raised the bar of presidential incompetence to the point that Jimmy Carter looks like George Washington by comparison. (Keep reading…)

Americans well remember how Obama was “outraged” at learning of the alleged IRS targeting of his conservative opposition (among others)…that was right before he began doing everything in his power to cover up criminal deeds by IRS employees and sweep the embarrassing matter under the Oval Office carpet.

IRS? “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” he thundered in May 2013, when the story broke of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. “I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS.” (Charles Krauthammer)

His “outrage” serves as an outstanding example of just how stupid he thinks American voters really are. The contempt is as obvious as the evening sunset.

Obamacare rollout? “Nobody is more frustrated by that than I am,” said an aggrieved Obama about the botching of the central element of his signature legislative achievement. “Nobody is madder than me.” (Ibid.)

Obama is a disgusting, corrupt, incompetent disgrace. In earlier days, Americans would have tarred and feathered him before running him out of town on a rail.

Veterans Affairs scandal? Presidential chief of staff Denis McDonough explained: “Secretary [Eric] Shinseki said yesterday . . . that he’s mad as hell and the president is madder than hell.” A nice touch — taking anger to the next level. (Ibid.)

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The Wolf

The boy who cried wolf eventually learned his lesson. After rallying the countryside for his amusement several times, a wolf did show up. By that time the villagers no longer believed him. The wolf ate the sheep.

For six years in Washington, D.C., in an effort to never let a crisis go to waste, President Obama has been in perpetual campaign mode, always on offense, rallying voters to his cause. But the world has turned ever more rapidly against President Obama and his worldview. The American public less and less believes President Obama now.

Six years ago, then-candidate Obama took to the world stage, his nomination as the Democrats’ presidential candidate secure, and said with a straight face that “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.” ISIS and Ebola were not on his radar.

Fast forward six years and President Obama is no longer trying to let crises go to waste, but stop them from ruining the last two years of his presidency. President Obama first told the American public ISIS consisted of a bunch of amateurs. They were the junior varsity team. Now they are on the verge of capturing Baghdad, having overrun the Iraqi army throughout Iraq.

The Syrian rebels were too rag-tag and weak to take on ISIS, according to President Obama. But within a week of saying that, he announced to the world that his plan in Syria was to arm those rag-tag rebels and have them do our bidding against ISIS.

The president also told the American public that Ebola would never come to the United States. When it finally arrived, he said there would be no outbreak. Now he wants Americans to know there will be no serious outbreak. The president has cried wolf too many times. He has politicized so much of the federal government, Americans now view the IRS as the president’s henchmen. Faith in the CDC collapses by the minute. (Keep reading…_)

I have felt repulsed by Barack Obama for nearly his entire term in office. I’ve ranted and I’ve raved to the point where close friends look at me strangely while telling me I’ve gone off the deep end. (One granddaughter won’t even have me in her home because I “say things that upset people.”)

The worm, however, has turned. My kids (and friends) no longer think I’m a conspiratorial whackjob. They’ve come to see Obama for the creep he is; they’ve seen the job market shrink month by month; they’ve seen their health care costs soar beyond belief.

They’ve seen a nationwide assault on morality, and they’ve seen the persecution of Christians by homosexual activists with zero tolerance for tolerance and amoral atheist bullies using activist judges to attack American Christianity.

I admit to feeling enormous satisfaction at reading that Obama’s campaign appearance in a heavily Democratic Maryland district led to an exodus of black voters before he finished his remarks. People actually walked out on the World’s Smartest, Most Magical Negro before he had completed his remarks.

Schadenfruede.

Perhaps the public backlash I’d hoped for in 2012 has finally begun. Perhaps the American people want their country back.

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