Skip to comments.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder doesn't know the difference between the 5th and 14th Amendments
Posted on 02/23/2011 2:09:33 PM PST by EternalVigilance
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder doesn't know the difference between the Fifth and the Fourteenth Amendments.
From CNN :
WASHINGTON (CNN) – Attorney General Eric Holder today sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, after determining that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, “as applied to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law, violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment.”
Aside from the sheer immorality of this move, the equal protection clause is not in the Fifth Amendment, it's in the Fourteenth Amendment:
"No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." -- the Fourteenth Amendment
CNN has the text of Holder's letter here ...
After careful consideration, including review of a recommendation from me, the President of the United States has made the determination that Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”), 1 U.S.C. § 7, as applied to same-sex couples who are legally married under state law, violates the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 530D, I am writing to advise you of the Executive Branch’s determination and to inform you of the steps the Department will take in two pending DOMA cases to implement that determination.
*hat tip to Savvy at AIPNews for catching this!
And this is the US AG? What a cad!
Not surprising. I’ve learned many lefties do not know the difference between a republic and a democracy. I wouldn’t be shocked if many enlightened humanists on the other side think that the Constitution is the one that Jefferson wrote in 1776.
Since they don’t follow it, why should they care what’s in it!
Honestly, I can’t remember what the 15th is but Holder is the AG, what’s his excuse? Bush’s fault? Whitey’s fault?
Holder has little knowledge of the Constitution...
now— for BREAKING NEWS.....
This jackass doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground.
Why should they care what any amendment says as they don’t care one whit about the Constitution.
I guess the USSC can go home now; The Messiah will interpret Constitutional issues without that pesky Court.
Still, the AG probably doesn’t know his butt from a hole in the ground either.
That may be. But there is no equal protection clause in the Amendment.
Btw, does anyone else see this as a signal to SCOTUS as to what their opinion will be? I do.
This Holder clown from Obama’s Administration of Morons once famously said that America is a “Nation of cowards”.
There, fixed that for you.
Are you saying that Holder’s references are correct, then?
On another thread someone indicated that the DADT repeal legislation somehow cited the DOMA (is that it, defense of marriage act)? So now that Holder/0bama are pulling out of DOMA, where does that leave the DODT repeal?
This jackass doesnt know his butt from a hole in the ground.You beat me to it. The second I saw this thread I did a word-search for the word "gound" and your post popped up.
Oh well, at least I get to repeat it.
I’m initially reading that Congress has standing and the option to defend DOMA in court. Thank God we won that house in November!!!
Holder is the US AG. What the fudge, this guy does not know the constitution. Boehner should simply send it back to holder with a big red mark on it. and simply also inform Holder it is the best interest of the USA to RESIGN IMMEDIATELTY< AS ERIC HOLDER YOU DO NOT KNOW THE US CONSTITUTION AND I AM REQUESTING THE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES TO REVIEW YOUR STUPIDITY, AND YOU ARE IN CONTEMPT. Please do the right thing resign effective immediately.
Call Boehner 1 202 225 0600 Let him know even he is away from the office on recess.
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