Obama Instructs DOJ To Refuse DOMA Defense: An Impeachable Offense?
Rather than lead the way, set a good example and uphold the law he was sworn to defend, Obama has instructed the Department of Justice (how’s that for an oxymoron?) to no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act.
There are some in certain quarters that have suggested his executive instruction is cause for impeachment. Indeed, the Constitution declares in Article II, Section 4 that “. . . the President . . . shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanors.” While unlikely that a case can be made for treason or bribery and possibly not for high crimes in this case, certainly a case can be made for President Obama being guilty of a misdemeanor—that being defined as a crime less serious than a felony and resulting in a less severe punishment.
Does it mean nothing that the man took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution? No wonder that Rep. Michelle Bachmann has labeled the Obama administration a “gangster government”.
His defection comes as no surprise for a number of reasons. He has openly declared in public his complete and total disregard for the Constitution. This is the same individual that tossed the commerce clause of the Constitution in the garbage to push through his health care mandate.
He has flaunted the power of that most important document and the Congress it instituted in appointing numerous czars without the oversight of the U.S. Senate, issuing executive orders, e.g., to the EPA, that sidestep legislative review and refusing to uphold Article II, Section 3 in failing to “. . . take care that the laws be faithfully executed. . .” in the case of the Black Panthers intimidating voters in Philadelphia just to name a few of the many instances of malfeasance of which he is unquestionably culpable.
In a way, it is also no surprise that we have come to this sorry state. The American public has subscribed to situation ethics, for way too many years sowing the wind and reaping the whirlwind by sanctioning what are commonly and inappropriately called alternative lifestyles. Only heterosexual intercourse within the confines of the institution of marriage properly promotes and propagates civilization and this proposition was correctly defined and defended in the Defense of Marriage Act.Continued on the next page