Apparently, he thinks he is. At least on the issue of marriage.
I'm wondering why we have courts if the President himself can decide which federal laws should be defended and which federal laws should not be defended by the executive branch.
Jim Campbell with the Alliance Defense Fund told the Washington Times, "Typically when a law is challenged, the government has a duty to defend the law, and typically, they do so with the most vigorous possible defense. In this case we've seen executive branch officials refuse to do so."
President Obama has refused to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal law.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, called the President's action, "A transparent attempt to shrink the Department's duty to defend the laws passed by Congress."
He said, "The vast majority of American people believe that the preservation of marriage between a man and a woman is critical to society's stability and in the best interest of American families."
Smith said yesterday, "It is not the role of the courts to redefine that institution [marriage] and impose it on American society. The people alone---through their elected representatives---have that role and responsibility. And the President and his administration are duty bound to defend those laws in court."
The President seems to be duty bound to nothing more than attempting to "remake" America.
Jordan Sekulow told CNS News, "My guess is that this was decided long ago to make it more difficult for members of Congress to obtain counsel to defend it", suggesting that the President orchestrated the timing, waiting as long as possible before abandoning his duty."
Obama's spokesman is telling the press that the President is "grappling" with what he believes about homosexual marriage. Last week the President was said to be "wrestling" with what he believes.
While the President is "grappling" and "wrestling" he is, in what seems to be a very calculated way, undermining not only the process, but marriage itself, allowing himself the opportunity to agree with those who defend marriage and those who seek to redefine and destroy it. He loves and agrees with everybody.
His spokesman also told the press, "The administration will do everything it can do to assist Congress if it so wishes to do that."
This is a time that I feel your US Representative and Senators need to hear from you on this matter. Please contact them and tell them you strongly support DOMA. I understand Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are on board with the President and his abolishing of DOMA, however, contact their office anyway.
Please take a moment and be heard on this matter.
Be Informed. Be Vocal. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.
Faith and Freedom
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