Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Three Rethugs That Would Undermine The Constitution

With the Supreme Court expected to rule this month in the same-sex marriage case of Obergfell v. Hodges, three hitchhikers in the Republican / New Confederate / Stupid Party's 2016 clown car are vowing to ignore a ruling that would sanction same-sex marriage nationally.  Those three Rethugs have no chance of becoming President in 2016 (or any other year):  reactionary secessionist Sen. Ted "Tailgunner Ted" Cruz, nutzoid Ben "On Meds?" Carson, and holy roller Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum.  But let's imagine them in the position of the Chief Executive, having taken an oath "to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," and then defying a ruling of the Supreme Court. The cornerstone of the Constitution is three co-equal branches of Government, a check and balance system on absolute power. If you're sworn to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution," and then undermine the Constitutional authority of one of the branches, isn't that a violation of your oath of office, and thus an impeachable offense?  Sure it is, but again, these three extremists will never be required to take that oath in the first place.

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