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DOMA Abandonment Should Haunt Obama/Holder for Their Entire Public Life

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011, should be a day all Americans remember. It was the day when President Obama betrayed the majority of Americans by refusing to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), in fact ordering the Department of Justice (DOJ) to abandon the protection of the federal law preserving marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

This decision just like his pretended support for traditional marriage during the presidential campaign was purely political for the President whose radical liberalism grows starker by the day. Obama is counting on the powerful homosexual lobby to come out in full force for him, but Americans must not forget this tyrannical move by the president. Even as we focus on issues of the economy, jobs, and spending, we must remember that a morally bankrupt nation can never flourish. All the tax cuts in the world can never repair a nation’s broken spirit.

This is not a Republican or Democrat issue. Congress passed DOMA by overwhelmingly bi-partisan votes of 342-67 in the House and 85-14 in the Senate. It was then signed into law by liberal Democrat President Bill Clinton.

Until “five seconds ago,” President Obama himself said, at least publicly, he actually believed the tenets of his putative Christian faith and thought marriage should be preserved for the union of one man and one woman. But now, he has “seen the light.” All of a sudden, the majority of Americans are just bigots, and they don’t even deserve a defense by DOJ.

So, just like any other despot, Obama decided unilaterally to make the decision for all of us ignorant Americans who support DOMA, and we should be grateful.

Shame on him. And shame on us if we just stand by silently and take it. We should not! We must speak out.

Truthfully, we have been too silent for far too long. President Obama and Mr. Holder have been actively working against DOMA and, therefore, against all Americans ever since they took office. Even on the cases where they decided to “defend” DOMA, they were actually undermining its reasoning by abandoning the most effective arguments.

DOJ’s mission statement says it is “…to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.” But President Obama and the attorney general have made a mockery of impartiality. They have chosen to side with an extreme, liberal minority and chose to suppress the rights of the majority of Americans.

Simply put, if you support DOMA, this president and his administration view you as the enemy who does not deserve the same protections other Americans enjoy. We are on our own.

And since we are on our own, we must stand together and speak out!

Concerned Women for America (CWA) has asked members of Congress to step up and intervene to defend DOMA in the courts. We ask that everyone take the time to do the same. The Capitol switchboard is 202-225-3121.

We are asking the House of Representatives to stand up for “We the People” and represent the vast majority of Americans who President Obama and Mr. Holder refuse to represent. The House has the authority to do so and must act swiftly to ensure the people’s interests are protected.