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Bryan Preston

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February 26, 2014 - 11:44 am

We Americans are an arrogant lot. Or at least, some of our judges are.

SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge in San Antonio has declared Texas’ ban on gay marriage unconstitutional.

U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, however, also issued a stay, meaning the ban stays in effect for the time being.

One gay couple married in Massachusetts and want to force Texas to recognize them. Another want to get married in Texas. Both couples sued. They’ve won.

In 2005, 76% of Texans voted in favor of banning same-sex marriage. That vote will be nullified if this ruling stands.

Those who believe that the evolving laws on marriage will leave any room for anything other than the most radical court interpretations will be proven wrong.

Those who believe that the logic of these rulings will not open up Pandora’s Box to further redefinition of marriage and the family will also be proven wrong.

Those who believe that these moves will not result in the marginalization of Christians have already been proven wrong — in San Antonio.

Update: Texas will appeal.

Update: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst responds:

I am a longtime defender of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, which is why I led the effort to pass the Defense of Marriage Act back in 2003 and pressed for a Constitutional amendment in 2005. Once again, an activist federal judge has unilaterally attempted to undermine the will of the people of Texas who affirmed this amendment with 76% of the vote. I am insisting that the state of Texas appeal this ruling to protect our time-tested, traditional Texas values.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Why do we even HAVE states and state governments at all if the free choices of the People, amended in their state constitutions in a manner prescribed by law is subject to nullification by the vicissitudes of unanswerable Federal judges?

If we are to be ruled by the Federal tyranny, then let us either have done with the fiction of a free state and its irrelevance and be plainly dictated to by Washington...or alternatively, let us secede as peaceably as possible from the Leviathan and chart our own future course.

Come out of bondage in Egypt or accept the Mark of The Beast.
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States have no sovereign rights anymore, according to the democrats and their judicial activists they appointed.
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There's no bigger fish to fry. When a nation holds that 2 + 2 = 5, it is insane and can have anything pushed onto it.

You are arguing in favor of letting ideological judges do whatever they want with the country. You see how the insanity works?

How are you going to stop the imposition of sharia with the same techniques, or, once all conservatives have given up, as you have, how are you going to stop Bill Ayers and his ilk from opening up concentration camps to get rid of anyone who is not ready to surrender the idea that 2+2=4?
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In Matthew 7:6, Jesus said, “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” When Jesus speaks of holiness he is speaking of two things: public assemblies and law or the law making powers of the legislature. When Jesus is speaking of dogs, he is referring to the Old Testament description of a homosexual or gay male prostitute who are called dogs in Hebrew. Jesus described sound government principles as pearls and treasure. Pigs can only be found outside of Israel in the heathen nations. In summery Jesus is giving a warning. Don’t hand over sound principles of government (or the formation of government) to heathens because they will trample them under foot as they raise up a despotism, a tyranny. Don’t hand over the law making powers of the state to homosexuals because if you do they will use the law to tear you and society to pieces. Article VIII - making God's law American law.
Few Examples.
Congressional laws including the Patriot act and the plethora of executive orders is undermining the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Judicial usurpation is overthrowing not only state laws but the very will of the American people in their state's constitutional amendments. Homosexuality is a judicial created right not a right granted by the American people or God.
Portland bar owner fined $400,000 for excluding transsexual men who were using the woman’s restroom

Wildflower Inn in Vermont pays settlement to lesbians and shuts down wedding reception business

California law allow boys in girls showers and restrooms
21 weeks ago
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A simple solution to the problem of homosexual couples suing Bakers and Photographers for declining their business is to have the purchase agreement include the pre-printed statement that the vendor has the right to sublet any portion of the work. Then DO IT!
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I just have to laugh, at all you suckers. You brought this on yourselves, you idiots!

Not long ago, I pointed out, that a pro-gun rights decision by a Federal court, was un-constitutional on it's face, as Federal courts, HAVE NO AUTHORITY OVER STATE LAWS.

No one understood, that once you accept a decision you like, you are stuck with the ones you don't like, too. Who is to blame for this decision? THe NRA, and the gun rights lobby!

The Federal court has no business ruling on this issue, or any other state issue. But, you fools are so stupid and ignorant, of the very constitution you claim to revere so much, you dont even know it! YOU are the useful idiots here!

"I am a longtime defender of marriage as a union between one man and one woman, which is why I led the effort to pass the Defense of Marriage Act back in 2003 and pressed for a Constitutional amendment in 2005. Once again, an activist federal judge has unilaterally attempted to undermine the will of the people of Texas who affirmed this amendment with 76% of the vote. I am insisting that the state of Texas appeal this ruling to protect our time-tested, traditional Texas values."

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst is a liar.

The proper way to proceed, is to declare, that the incorporation doctrine is un-constitutional, and that all decisions based on same, will hence forth be treated as NULL AND VOID. No Federal court can rule on a STATE issue.

ONly this, can bring the TRUE issue to bear. You are either for the CONSTITUTION, or you are a traitor. Choose your side.
21 weeks ago
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Simple solution: A Constitutional Amendment: "Matters related to marriage and adoption shall be decided by each individual state, save that no state shall make reference to race or color." This last clause is to reassure African Americans that no one is trying to bring back the old anti-miscegenation laws.
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OMG, Dude!! WE ALREADY HAVE THAT. Read you Constitution! Read up on the incorporation doctrine!
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Instead of "Texas Ban on Gay Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional," why not "Texas' Affirmation of Traditional Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional"? Certainly that would be MORE ACCURATE because the constitutional provision does more than just affect homosexuals.

Oopps . . . I forgot. The rights of homosexuals to flaunt their sexual preferences trump the rights of everyone else.
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If we can't count on the peoples' votes or the courts to back them up, where does that leave us?
21 weeks ago
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Revolution.
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There are multiple comments missing from this article. Where are they?
21 weeks ago
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Apparently 1 thread go dropped. that would be yours, the linguists & mine. 'Don't worry bobbcat has got your back. If it is a an LGBT issue you can be sure that he, she, or whatever will be here.
21 weeks ago
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PJ is becoming more like China. The Right is the Left.
http://www.jochnowitz.net/Essays/LeftAndRightUnited.html
21 weeks ago
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I followed that link. How brave, a site without comments! What's the matter, can't the baby's giant brain withstand input from the great unwashed?

No respect for that.
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Where is my comment, which I posted last night, on the 14th amendment and it's relation ot this issue? Is PJ Censoring comments now?
21 weeks ago
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We used to have "A Government of laws, not of men". Not anymore. Now we have a government of lawyers and judges.
21 weeks ago
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Why do we even HAVE states and state governments at all if the free choices of the People, amended in their state constitutions in a manner prescribed by law is subject to nullification by the vicissitudes of unanswerable Federal judges?

If we are to be ruled by the Federal tyranny, then let us either have done with the fiction of a free state and its irrelevance and be plainly dictated to by Washington...or alternatively, let us secede as peaceably as possible from the Leviathan and chart our own future course.

Come out of bondage in Egypt or accept the Mark of The Beast.
21 weeks ago
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