Friday, April 13, 2007

"Together We Can"...Ignore The Law

An interesting editorial appeared in the Newburyport News this past Wednesday discussing Governor Patrick's unwillingness to uphold a 1913 law that bans out of state couples from marrying in Massachusetts if that marriage was illegal in the couple's home state.
Click Here for full editorial piece.
This law was originally passed because a few states allow marriages between first cousins or young teenage lovers and other states do not. These types of circumstances make this law justified for obvious reasons. Now that the homosexual community has spoken up against former Governor Mitt Romney's decision to null and void 26 homosexual "marriages" from becoming legal is MA because of this law, there has been many "historical" reasons to pull it from the books. These made up "historical" reasons suggest that the 1913 law was actually passed to keep some states' laws against interracial couples intact, and it should therefore be immediately repealed. There is no evidence of that, and Massachusetts at the time allowed inter-racial marriages.
Just because Deval Patrick does not "like" the law because he basis his decision on hearsay and falacious, made up reasons does not mean he can do away with the law. It is that simple.
There is no comparison between inter-racial marriages and homosexual "marriages". Period. Mr. Patrick should keep his racial motivations to himself and not impose them on the laws of the Commonwealth.
This is not about why the executive branch of the State House likes or dislikes a law, this is about spoon feeding special interest groups that pay lots of money to get their way.
Where is the democracy on Beacon Hill? What happened to upholding the oath of office? I know... Money talks and the people of the Commonwealth can walk...right Deval?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scia and omd. I'm hoping both of you would contact me through my email. I just finished reading The Case for Faith and need some help. I feel more confused now more than ever in my life. I am not trying to make fun of anything here but just feel the need to pose questions in a more private manner. If you would, contact me at kenflash@onmynetwork.com.

Ken Weaver

9:41 PM, April 13, 2007  
Anonymous omd said...

I've been away for awhile.

You already read the whole book? Imho much too fast.
Our church did a whole Sunday school schedule on this book (around 6 weeks) This is the type of book that requires a little reading then time to digest it. Shoot I have to keep rereading parts.

I'll try and email you.

10:25 PM, April 17, 2007  
Anonymous omd said...

This attempt by Gov. Patrick and the new Senate President is the height of arrogance. Now, I think DOMA, signed into law by Bill Clinton may be enough to protect other states sovereignty, although I suspectthat will be brought to the U.S.Supreme Court.

If DOMA does not override a repealed 1913 law, should ole Cadillac and his cronies be successful, then we are looking at a very serious attack on sovereign states and there sovereign citizens.

Massachusetts cannot be allowed to launch this attack. This is an egregious
situation. Can you imagine a small handful of shameless politicians, bought and paid for, undermining the very basis of our government by forcing their will on the other 49 states?

If this attack is successful we will have waded further into the headwaters of a totalitarian government. Should this law fall we should immediately call for the Governor's impeachment as well as those who followed him.

Omd

10:57 PM, April 17, 2007  
Blogger SCIA said...

OMD,

I could not agree with you more my friend.

Anonymous,

I will e-mail you soon... I promise. As soon as tomorrow as a matter of fact.

Scia

8:33 PM, April 23, 2007  

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