If Obama won’t carry out his oath, then someone else will have to step in – from NRO’s The Corner:
As he previously indicated, Speaker of the House John Boehner has officially announced that the House of Representatives will defend the Defense of Marriage Act.
In a statement, Boehner says: “I will convene a meeting of the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group for the purpose of initiating action by the House to defend this law of the United States, which was enacted by a bipartisan vote in Congress and signed by President Bill Clinton. It is regrettable that the Obama Administration has opened this divisive issue at a time when Americans want their leaders to focus on jobs and the challenges facing our economy. The constitutionality of this law should be determined by the courts — not by the president unilaterally — and this action by the House will ensure the matter is addressed in a manner consistent with our Constitution.”
The lawlessness of the Obama Administration is astounding. It seems that they just don’t care what the law says, and figure that we’re too distracted to punish them for their actions. Obama probably believes that comes 2012, no one will care whether he enforced the laws, or not – we’ll be back to the razzle dazzle of Hope and Change and substantive issues won’t carry any weight. They think they can fool us, at least long enough to re-elect Obama.
Perhaps they are right, but I don’ think it will come out that way. A gigantic quantity of lies are abroad in the Republic, deforming our debates. But it appears to me that a plurality are fully awake to what is going on, and their enthusiasm to bring the Obama Administration far outstrips any lingering Obamania on the left. We will win in 2012 because we are simply more determined to do so – after all, our motivation the knowledge that if Obama is re-elected, it will be a catastrophe for the United States and the world (one just has to think how utterly contemptuous of us a re-elected Obama, who never has to face the voters again, would be).
Boehner and the House GOP must be pressed to really make this an issue – not just on the merits of DOMA, but on the very fact that law is law, and must be obeyed even if the law is unpopular. The only answer to a law you don’t like is to seek its repeal, not just pretend it doesn’t exist (imagine if we all decided that the income tax was unconstitutional and stopped paying…how would you liberals like that?). Enough of the petty tyrants of the left – enough of the rule of liberal men/women/other…time for us to once again be under the rule of law.