Unexamined Premises

They Never Stop, They Never Sleep, They Never Quit

In case you were naive or foolish enough to assume that the Obama administration might call off its war on traditional America in honor of our national holiday, think again:

The Obama administration pressed the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up the rights of same-sex couples, asking the justices to bypass an appellate panel and review the case of a San Francisco court employee seeking federal insurance for her wife – a request the administration now supports.

In simultaneous filings, the Justice Department sought Supreme Court review of cases in California and Massachusetts challenging the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law denying federal benefits to same-sex couples legally married under their state laws.

The lefties are swarming now, feeling their oats after the disgraceful Sebelius decision, eager to press their advantage, and DOMA makes a nice fat target while the rest of the country is grilling hamburgers and loving our country (as I do today in my New York Post column) in that good old-fashioned way. Never mind that — unlike Obamacare — DOMA was passed in 1996 by large majorities in Congress and (like Obamacare) signed into law by a Democratic president, and reflected perfectly the nation’s understanding of one of human society’s most basic institutions.

But that’s not good enough for our president — a man who’s only recently come out of the political closet on the issue — who refers to it as the “so-called Defense of Marriage Act,” and has ordered his politically compliant Justice Department not to defend it. Now he wants a browbeaten Supreme Court to rubber-stamp his repeal effort, right now, rather than leaving it up to, you know, the people:

The filing was unusual because the case is now before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which has scheduled arguments for September. Lawyers hired by U.S. House Republican leaders have defended the law since President Obama withdrew his administration’s support in February 2011, more than a year before Obama endorsed the right of gays and lesbians to marry.

In Tuesday’s filing, Justice Department lawyers said the case involves issues of “such imperative public importance” that it deserves immediate Supreme Court review, particularly because the Massachusetts case is already pending before the court.

Truly, this is Marxist Critical Theory in action — to impute malignant intentions to traditional norms (hopefully, ones that can be criminalized) and to force society to to have to defend itself from an unexpected quarter. As one of the Obama slogans has it, “we can’t wait.” Besides, back when he was pretending to care about jobs, he promised us that if Congress won’t act, he will — remember?


 … and we’re going to keep announcing more changes like these on a regular basis….  we’re going to need every American to get involved. That’s how real change has always happened, and that’s how it will happen today. Thanks.

No — thank you, Mr. President, for the warning. Too bad so few are paying attention.

Facing a possible defeat in November, watch for the administration to move swiftly as it continues the unmaking of America. For “fundamental transformation” can’t really begin until the old edifices are destroyed, whether incrementally or in a single stroke of executive fiat or Supreme folly. It’s helpful to have the people “get involved,” but not really necessary as long as you have the media on your side to give the illusion of public approval. After all, they can always manufacture another poll to prove whatever Democrat talking point is currently on the table, then unleash their pundit armies to proclaim that the American people are coming around on the subject (marriage, taxes, etc.) and thus endorsing the president’s brave, transformative stance.

But that’s just another day in the office for the institutional Left and for the criminal organization masquerading as a political party that fronts for it. Enjoy your holiday but don’t forget: they’ll still be working.