Letter to President Obama

President Obama

Yesterday evening NBC Nightly News reported that your administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, saying that banning same sex marriages is unconstitutional.

While I myself am against same sex marriages, I have to agree that the government has no right, nor authority to say who can, and cannot be married.

My question however arises from another issue entirely. Since when have you cared what the Constitution authorized you, or government in general, to do?

I don’t think that over the course of the last couple decades that there has been a president, or a member of Congress for that matter, who has even stopped to consider whether the Constitution authorized them to do the things they have done.

The Constitution is something that our elected officials quote when it suits their purposes, then ignores the rest of the time. If you ask me, I don’t think that half of them even know what it says, let alone what our founders intended it to mean.

I found it ridiculous that at the beginning of the new session of Congress that they actually read aloud the entire Constitution. Was that just for show, or could it possibly be that most of the members of Congress had never even read it?

I could provide a whole litany of legislation that violates the limits imposed upon my government by the Constitution, but why bother? My government is going to continue doing whatever it damn well pleases, whether it violates the Constitution or not.

I just found it highly amusing that you would deem something unconstitutional when almost every action taken by my government fits that description as well.

I’ve lost all hope and faith that the people whom I elect to represent me will ever take their oath to uphold the Constitution seriously. Our Constitution is exactly where it belongs, sitting in a display case, a historical document which is violated and trampled upon by the very people who receive their power from it.

I am both saddened, and sickened by my fellow countrymen, who have allowed our government, to make a travesty out of our republic.

In closing I would like to quote the immortal words of Samuel Adams. “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

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