By Tom Quiner
Our democratically elected legislature passed a law in the 90s called The Defense of Marriage Act.
It passed with bi-partisan support.
A Democratic President signed it into law.
The current president, also a Democrat, said, “Sorry, I don’t like the law. I’m not going to enforce it.”
End of story.
Another Democrat, North Carolina Governor, Bev Perdue, share’s the president’s disdain for democracy, as she stated in this address to a rotary club in Cary, NC:
“I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that. You want people who don’t worry about the next election.”
Another Democrat, Peter Orszag, agrees. Mr. Orszag is President Obama’s former budget director. He’s the guy who crunched the numbers that claimed Obamacare would save us money, a notion that was rejected by the Congressional Budget Office AFTER the bill was passed.
Here’s the solution to our political gridlock, according to this Democrat:
“To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic…Our polarized political system has proved incapable of reaching a consensus on this common-sense approach. What we need, then, are ways around our politicians…”
So, according to another Democrat, the solution to democracy is less democracy. [You can read more about Mr. Orszag at a previous Quiner’s Diner post here.]
Last month, another Democrat, Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, told insurance companies that they are mandated to cover the following:
• Birth Control pills that cost $9.00/month for generics
• Day-After Chemical Abortion Pills
• All mechanical Birth Control Devices
• Breast Pumps
• Annual “well-woman” physical, screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer.
• Diabetes testing during pregnancy
• Counseling on domestic violence
Some of the services are considered to be abominations to practicing Catholics, such as day-after abortion pills.
Some of these services are good.
But when they are imposed on the marketplace by presidential edict, our democracy has been corrupted, our freedoms eroded.