With all the recent events and laws passed and judicial rulings, A person has to wonder if we no longer have a constitution. between states not honoring 2a rights, to this newest legislation on marriage it would seem that that constitution is no longer a thing to be followed.
The latest legislation on marriage codifies one act that is already covered in the constitution. States not recognizing gun permits from other states, and so many more things make you think so.
Let me show you what i mean by the legislation from the house on respect for marriage, then i will show you why it is not needed, unless the constitution has been thrown out.
§ 1738C. Certain acts, records, and proceedings and the effect thereof
“(a) In General.—No person acting under color of State law may deny—
“(1) full faith and credit to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other State pertaining to a marriage between 2 individuals, on the basis of the sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals; or
“(2) a right or claim arising from such a marriage on the basis that such marriage would not be recognized under the law of that State on the basis of the sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals.
“(b) Enforcement By Attorney General.—The Attorney General may bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district court against any person who violates subsection (a) for declaratory and injunctive relief.
Now the Constitution:
Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.
Yes the repeal of DOMA might be right and constitutional, IF the constitution was to be followed as it strikes down a portion of article 4;
28 U.S. Code § 1738C – Certain acts, records, and proceedings and the effect thereof
No State, territory, or possession of the United States, or Indian tribe, shall be required to give effect to any public act, record, or judicial proceeding of any other State, territory, possession, or tribe respecting a relationship between persons of the same sex that is treated as a marriage under the laws of such other State, territory, possession, or tribe, or a right or claim arising from such relationship.
So if we were to follow the Constitution, none of this would have been required. But according to the legislation being produced and the actions of the varied states, it would appear they are making laws that are either covered by the constitution or in Dis obeyance to the constitution. SCOTUS has tried to tell the multiple legislations that the constitution covers x subject, but they continually disregard these rulings.
Why are not the NRA, ACLU and others not pointing out these facts? Do not the legislatures swear an oath to the constitution? Have they even read it? One would question that.
I go to the SCOTUS ruling on the baker that refused to make a cake, that upheld religious freedom. and supposedly, according to articles i am reading that would be thrown out by this legislature. an article from the federalist says we would no longer have religious freedom as outlined in the 1st;
Anyone who owns a small business related to the wedding industry — photographers, bakers, website designers, venue owners, caterers, florists — will be sued into oblivion if they refuse services to same-sex couples. Religious colleges and universities will lose their tax-exempt status. Religious institutions of every kind, if they hold to their teachings and traditions about marriage, will face an onslaught from the Department of Justice and the federal bureaucracy. (The ‘Respect For Marriage Act’ Is An Exercise In Tyranny (thefederalist.com))
This would make the baker eligible to be sued yet again(4th time?) in his ongoing suits with the left over his simple religious objection, that they keep trying to sue him for even after the ruling.
To the NRA and other gun rights organizations, why are you not defending article 4 as well as the 2nd? do you simply have blinders on to the 1 part of the constitution and forget the rest of it?
Again I ask has the constitution been thrown out? Or has it been mostly forgotten?
We are also seeing the constitution apparently thrown out in the case of the races for President. As in requirement that the candidate for President and Vice President Be natural born citizens. In the case of Senator Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada,(and has subsequentially renounced his Canadian citizenship (dual citizen?)) being allowed to run. To allowing an anchor baby to be V.P.. (I will not get into the whole Obama fiasco).
I ask the Senators and Congress critters to simply reread the constitution, and tell me it is still in force. And once you have done that redo these wrongs.