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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder told a gathering of state attorneys general Tuesday that they are not obligated to fight in court to enforce gay marriage bans. "Any decisions at any level not to defend individual laws must be exceedingly rare," Holder said. "But, in general, I believe that we must be suspicious of legal classifications based solely on sexual orientation. And we must endeavor in all of our efforts to uphold and advance the values that once led our forbears to declare unequivocally that all are created equal and entitled to equal opportunity."

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Holder cited the Obama administration decision in 2011 to quit defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which eventually led to last year's Supreme Court ruling striking down the law that required the federal government to deny recognition of state-sanctioned same-sex marriages.

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Christian Sharia law must be as strongly opposed as Muslum Sharia law.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-02-26 11:32 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

So now state AGs can also selectively uphold laws - we used to be known as a nation of laws; now, not so much thanks to a lib president and his minions.

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-02-26 01:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

There isn't the time or money to uphold every law equally.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-26 02:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

If they're going to spend time and money somewhere, why not getting the people who caused the great recession? All this stuff about not serving gays is a smoke screen for what's really going on.

#4 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-26 04:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

So now state AGs can also selectively uphold laws

In my area the Sheriff will not uphold a law he personally disagrees with.

I don't think he is right, and I don't think Holder is right either.

You are paid to do a job and that is part of it. It is no different than pharmacists who refuse to sell a prescription because their magic man in the sky said it is bad.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2014-02-26 04:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

not so much thanks to a lib president and his minions.

#2 | POSTED BY MSGT AT 2014-02-26 01:18 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Oh and to crush your b.s. talking point... the sheriff is republican.

#6 | Posted by 726 at 2014-02-26 04:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Seems that 726 has a point. Isn't what Holder proposes the same as people who do not want to sell abortion pills, or take pictures at same-sex weddings, etc? If the law does not fit in your view of how the world should be you can ignore it.

#7 | Posted by sawdust at 2014-02-26 06:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

4 Well DUH bruce, if you didn't know the Adminisrtaion was bought by buffet soros walmart GS etc, then you'd be not paying attention, or your such a blind hack you can't critique a 6th grade play.

#8 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-26 06:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Equal Oppurtunity".

Since when does the attorney general have a say over states' rights? Since when does he get to write his own laws??

#9 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-26 06:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's for Congress and the Supreme Court. Did you graduate grade school???

#10 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-26 06:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Where have you been bruce I don't drink or smoke dude

#12 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-26 07:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

I asked you Under what authority did holdor make this request anyone who has been to grade school can tell you about the separation the three branches of government

#13 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-26 07:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

only trolls refuse to answer honest questions directly relevant. to the thread they themselves have posted.

#14 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-26 08:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Your English writing skills are poor Dave. Don't blame the reader.

As for your question, I don't respond to your type of bullying. Take a hike.

#15 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-02-26 09:15 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

obama's AG telling people they don't have to follow rule of law...

wow ..couldn't have seen that coming could we ?

how sad these tyrants are allowed to destroy this once great constitutional republic. How sad that an entire segment not only doesn't care but approves. I never thought that ben franklins answer to the woman once upon a time would come true in my lifetime.

#16 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-02-26 11:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

"how sad these tyrants are allowed to destroy this once great constitutional republic."

How sad your Constitution was so weakly written that it could not stop tyrants.

I thought that was the whole idea? Sad. Very sad.

#17 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-02-27 12:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

Where have you been bruce I don't drink or smoke dude

#12 | POSTED BY DAVETHEWAVE AT 2014-02-26 07:36 PM | FLAG:

Well that is a wow. Not for the fact that you don't drink or smoke, but rather that you constantly sound like you are.

#18 | Posted by Nixon at 2014-02-27 07:45 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

how sad these tyrants

How sad is it that you only see one side as being the tyrants?

Pretty damn sad.

#19 | Posted by Nixon at 2014-02-27 07:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

"obama's AG telling people they don't have to follow rule of law..."

More like advising them that the Constitution supersedes state laws passed by ignorant bigots.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-27 08:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

So I guess the Attorney General is telling us we can choose which laws, as citizens, we want to obey, and those we do not agree with we can just refuse to comply.

Not only do we have the worst president in history we also have the worst AG. And the congress is to weak to throw Holder out of office as they should.

#21 | Posted by gtjr at 2014-02-27 08:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

20 dem way; we won, we don't need no stinking rules of las.

Tell us Danni, under what authority does the AG supersede Congress and the Supreme Court??awhile you are making up pretend precedent. .also tell us EXACTLY what the SC just said regarding gay marriage. and state rights.

Unless you are unable to handle the truth!!

#22 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-27 08:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

"So now state AGs can also selectively uphold laws - we used to be known as a nation of laws; now, not so much thanks to a lib president and his minions."

Says the "States Rights" chanting tool!

#23 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-02-27 09:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

"Tell us Danni, under what authority does the AG supersede Congress and the Supreme Court"

Asks another "State Rights" chortling fool, (snicker).

"So I guess the Attorney General is telling us we can choose which laws, as citizens, we want to obey"

HAR~HAR~

No, you moron. He is telling duly elected state AG's that they have the right to not spend state tax dollars defending the indefensible should freely decide.
Elections have consequences. And another bumper sticker slogan bites you dweebs in the butt

#24 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-02-27 09:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

You "elections have consequences" liberals should have remembered that before you cost Wisconsin money trying to recall Walker. HAR HAR

#25 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-02-27 10:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

#24

chieftutmoses

Unfortunately you are the moron. It is not the AG's, state or federal, job to decide which laws are constitutional or not constitutional, that Mr. Moron is the job of the courts. The Attorney General takes an oath to uphold the laws passed by congress. It does not say "unless you do not feel they are right or it is a waste of money to defend them".

Apparently you were too busy reading the Communist Manifesto when the teacher was teaching about the three branches of government and what thier duties are to protect our freedom.

#26 | Posted by gtjr at 2014-02-27 11:01 AM | Reply | Flag:

It is no different than pharmacists who refuse to sell a prescription because their magic man in the sky said it is bad.

#5 | Posted by 726

That's BS............. A private business isn't like a pubic offical.

#27 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-02-27 11:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

#6 | POSTED BY 726 AT 2014-02-26 04:41 PM | FLAG: So if someone does something wrong it is okay for everyone to do it?

#28 | Posted by MSgt at 2014-02-27 11:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

There is a certain arrogant laziness displayed by both Obama and Holder in these matters. The arrogantly believe that their beliefs are right and more important than other's beliefs. They are lazy in that they do not want to do the work of changing the laws, they simply ignore them.

#29 | Posted by sawdust at 2014-02-27 12:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

#17

Redial

It is not that the constitution is weak, it is government schools do not educate students on the constitution. Why do you think the government fights school vouchers? An educated population is a serious threat to the socialists.

As a result they vote for a moron that lies to them and they eat it up and vote for him again. There should be a test before you are allowed to vote to determine if you are ocmpetent enough to vote. All one had to do is watch Leno when he would do his "man on the street" interviews. I wonder how some of these people get dressed in the morning, and we let them vote????

#30 | Posted by gtjr at 2014-02-27 12:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

It is not that the constitution is weak, ...

#30 | Posted by gtjr

The house, senate, and the courts are too PC and lazy to acutaly defend the constitution.

#31 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-02-27 12:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

Good gravy.
The crazy clown train is coming off the rails on this one.
Not only are the "States Rights" dinglberries suddenly now advocating the importance of states submitting to federal "law" --- the "Strict Constitutionalist" are ranting and raving about the need for a litmus test for voting.
I guess they aren't considering their past admiration of the civil war, or even taking into account the argument they have used for years justifying secession.
It must be a real sad reality for your clowns. Your misery is only being compounded by your sheer stupidity.
You poor, poor things! Obama really has you chasing your tail and making you look a fool with your knee-jerk reactions.
If you don't like your AG, vote him out of office (again, using your very own oft used vernacular).

#32 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-02-27 12:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

15 in other words, you have no idea how to answer, lol.

#33 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-27 07:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

Legal states do have to enforce local laws.
If they refuse they need to be removed from office by locals.

Holder is violating his oath of office by refusing to enforce the legal laws of the US and should be impeached.

#34 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-02-27 08:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

Local press needs to get these locals on record as to if they will support the laws or not so the ones that wont can be removed from office.

#35 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-02-27 08:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Imagine the thinking of a dr poster who isn't man enough to debate a topic he introduces!

#36 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-27 08:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

#34 | Posted by tmaster at 2014-02-27 08:39 PM | Reply | Flag: Never heard of prosecutorial discretion.

#37 | Posted by et_al at 2014-02-27 08:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

#31

Sniper,

I cannot disagree, they actually are so interested in gaining control that they do not defend the constitution.

#38 | Posted by gtjr at 2014-02-27 09:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

#32

Well I guess we all know how smart ChiefTutMoses is, moron, the attorney general is not elected, he is appointed by the president. Talk about sheer stupidity, you are and example of why it might be a good idea to have to pass a test to vote, then we could eliminate morons like you from affecting the vote.

#39 | Posted by gtjr at 2014-02-27 10:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

And none of the people on the left will care what precedent this sets..... until someone on the Right tries to use it.

#40 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-02-28 09:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

"the attorney general is not elected"

Only three states appoint attorney generals (plus DC). What the hell are you rambling on about?
Holder is telling state AG's that they can decide (choice) not to spend tax dollars on politically theatric litigation --- state AG's that are, um, elected.

Derp.

If you weren't so blinded by irrational rage towards Holder and everything Obama you might be able to think a bit clearer. You fools are starting to sound like that jilted college girlfriend ranting hysterically outside your room at 3am.

#41 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-02-28 09:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

#32 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses

They were on the same side of the fence during the freeing of the slaves, women's right to vote, civil rights, and desegregation. So its no surprise where they stand now. Its just history repeating itself... again.

#42 | Posted by apparatchik at 2014-02-28 01:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

then we could eliminate morons like you from affecting the vote

That goes both ways, Forest.

#43 | Posted by apparatchik at 2014-02-28 01:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

40 And then they will say we were against it then so how can we be for it now?

It's the hypocrisy of the left.

#44 | Posted by DavetheWave at 2014-02-28 06:51 PM | Reply | Flag:

The chief law enforcement officer urging laws not be enforced.
Holder is the slimiest AG since Mitchell.

#45 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-03-01 02:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

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