I am aware that the current president has claimed to be a Constitutional Law scholar and having taught Constitutional Law. Therefore, I cannot but wonder if his skirting, ignoring the constitution and attempts at rewriting the American Constitution are due to a lack of knowledge or arise from a more sinister position and ideology. Either conclusion is bad for America but one could be somewhat excused the other is treacherous and could even be called treasonous.
Recently this president spoke at a fundraiser for the Democratic National Convention which was promoted as a “LGBT Gala” in New York City. It was scheduled in conjunction with the president’s appearance at the United Nations and he had some disturbing things to say to Christians in America. The quote of what he said is: “We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions, but we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”
Let me ask a few questions regarding that statement. Mr. Obama do you mean that the rights or desires of the LGBT trumps religious convictions and freedom for all other Americans? Since you are a Constitutional Law Scholar are you attempting to declare that “same sex marriage” is a constitutional right? Where exactly in the constitution does it address marriage? If two people of the same sex choose to live together and even have a ceremony deemed as a wedding they have that right. Is there a constitutional mandate that demands any or every clergyman, business and institution recognize and participate in the advancement of that lifestyle choice? Is there a constitutional mandate that declares the federal government can legally instruct churches as to what they can or cannot believe? The Constitution, as far as I can discern, does not address marriage and therefore the Supreme Court has no legitimate authority to weigh in on this matter. The issue should be left to the individual states and thereby the peoples of the state. I personally hold convictions based on my understanding of the clear wording of biblical passages and do not believe the federal government has a right to mandate I alter my conviction.
Mr. President those of us who are Christians and hold conservative views do believe in the Constitution and Article III, Equal Protection and the 14th Amendment. We also believe in the other Amendments and if there is an Amendment we believe should be changed we are willing to go through the constitutional process of amending the constitution and see it ratified by the states. You seem to be averse to that process and somehow believe you have the right to use Executive Fiat to achieve whatever ideological purpose you desire. If you are truly a Constitutional Law Scholar you should know better and I believe you do so why are you taking this action? Therefore, I must wonder if his statements and actions based on a genuine belief that constitutional rights are being violated or is it an attempt to subvert traditional family and biblical values in America.
Does Mr. Obama truly believe that there should be no borders anywhere in the world or only in America? If he truly believed in global citizenship surely he would be verbally addressing every other nation including the Muslim nations to remove their borders and allow whomever was present within those borders to legally and openly participate in their legislative, social, political and economic processes. Is he calling for open borders worldwide? NO! He is only calling for the elimination of our borders and especially our southern border but why? It cannot be that he believes the Constitution grants citizenship, without reservation or restriction, to anyone who shows up on our shores legally or illegally. If he were truly a global citizenship proponent he would be laboring for an erasure of borders worldwide. It could be argued that he and the United Nations are doing that but Mr. Obama’s direct attack is on America not the world.
The Constitution of these United States of America was developed through rigorous debate, dialogue and discussion and has been amended through the prescribed process. The Constitution was to be a safeguard against despotism and tyranny. It was designed to provide checks and balances between the three detailed and designated branches of government. Mr. Obama lamented that the American Constitution was a “Charter of Negative Liberties” in which the founding fathers filled with constraints. He lamented that previous administrations and Supreme Courts could not successfully reframe the American Constitution into a redistributive document. He advanced the Big Government mentality saying, “The Constitution says what the states can’t do to you, what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf.” Mr. President, the founders did this for a reason and that reason was to prevent a wannabe dictator from emerging and imposing tyrannical rule in America. It was a safeguard against the overreach of government or was supposed to be. You sir should understand that since you are a Constitutional Law Scholar.
May the God watch over this nation and bring forth those statesmen, patriots and leaders who will lead us from the wilderness of Big Government to the Constitutional Republic the founders envisioned and implemented.
God bless you and God bless America!