USA Today is reporting Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopefuls Mitt (Flopsy Mopsy) Romney, Michele (Krazy) Bachmann and Lil’ Ricky Santorum have signed a narrowly written pledge against gay marriage, on the eve of a bus tour through Iowa highlighting values issues.
Now there’s a big surprise. All three trying to court the far-right uber-conservatives of the evangelical ilk; and Romney is never going to have their support no matter what pledges he signs. One has to wonder if he’d sign a pledge denouncing the Mormon Church if these people asked him to.
These presidential candidates “stand head and shoulders above the crowd as marriage champions, for their willingness to go beyond words to commit to concrete actions,” Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), said in a statement.
Because supporting your “faith based” organization is the right thing for a presidential candidate? No candidate running for political office – any political office – should be signing pledges, especially pledges from “faith based” religious organizations! There’s something called a separation of Church and State and its there for a reason; so Christian Jihadists groups like yours can’t install their version of Sharia law on the rest of us. What’s next a pledge deciding woman shouldn’t drive cars and should be covered in birkas?
In the NOM pledge, signers are committing to send a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman to the states for ratification; to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which includes the traditional definition of marriage and bans states from recognizing gay marriage, in court; to appointing federal judges and an attorney general who are opposed to a constitutional right to same-sex marriage; to appointing a commission to investigate claims of harassment against those people who support marriage as being only between a man and a woman; and to supporting legislation that would give people living in the District of Columbia the right to vote on marriage.
First, the President, and Lord helps us if any of these evangelical puppets ever gets elected President, doesn’t send Constitutional Amendments anywhere, the Congress does, and good luck getting the current Congress to ever pass such an amendment.
Second, what is the Federal basis for DOMA deciding what a “marriage” is? If it’s based on scripture then whose scripture are you basing it on, and whose religion is determining what federal law is? Again, there’s something called the First Amendment, and eventually DOMA will be struck down – when some real Justices are appointed to the Supreme Court to replace the likes of Clarence Thomas.
Third, discrimination is wrong. That’s all, it’s wrong. And any candidate who is going to sign a pledge to uphold it is wrong.
The fact these three have signed this – or any – pledge places in question their ability to ever serve as President. Bachmann isn’t a surprise because she’s nuts; Santorum will sell his soul to anyone to be elected he’s so far back in the polls; but Romney should know better, now he’s flopping on his faith, is he a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) or an evangelical?
Finally, if any of these wing-nuts is elected, do they follow their oath as President, or do they follow their pledge to faith based organizations like NOM? You cannot serve two masters, and when you’re President you serve all the people, not just the far-right uber-conservative Christians.