Robert Knight

It’s a good thing Barack Obama is not in charge of defending the law of gravity, or we’d all be floating up to an airless death.

Allow me to take off the gloves. As one who helped draft the first version of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I regard Obama’s order to Attorney General Eric Holder to abandon DOMA’s legal defense as lawless, reckless, arrogant and a violation of his oath of office. I think it is an impeachable offense.

I’m just warming up.

Obama, like Hillary Clinton and countless other prominent Democrats –and some useful idiot Republicans – have been pretending to support marriage while doing everything in their power to undermine it.

If you doubt what they intend, check out Brian Camenker’s shocking expose, “What same-sex ‘marriage’ has done to Massachusetts.” Mr. Camenker, who heads the group MassResistance, is warning the nation that there will be no quarter for those who think homosexuality is wrong and that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Putting Catholic Charities out of the adoption business was just the beginning, followed quickly by brainwashing children in government schools and denying people jobs. vObama and his minions are counting on our being so shell-shocked by the trillions in debt and the spectacle of public employee union mobs that we won’t notice their ongoing effort to homosexualize America. As newly elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel would say, “You don’t ever want a crisis to go to waste.”

Of course, when you’re doing things that demand a powerful moral response to match the offense, it helps to face such rhetoric as House Speaker John Boehner’s reaction:

“While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the President will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation.”

How about: “This is wrong. This is tyrannical. And we will not allow it on our watch.” Why do so many Republicans, when faced with brash evil, respond with concerns about timing or procedure? Where is Reagan when you need him?

Obama and the Democrats are attacking morality from all sides, emboldened by the tepid response. They are rushing to impose an LGBT law on the nation’s armed forces even before the process has been certified. They are starting with our troops in harm’s way in Afghanistan. Rules? What rules?

They are laying the foundation in a federal hate crimes law for “hate speech,” and expanding a federal stranglehold over education that someday will brook no dissent or private competition.


Robert Knight

Robert Knight is an author, senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a frequent contributor to Townhall.