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'This is the thing revolutions are made of'
WND ^ | June 26, 2013 | Unattributed

Posted on 06/27/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT by Perseverando

The Supreme Court had no reason to rule on the merits of the Defense of Marriage Act, but the majority opinion lays the groundwork for a sweeping, national legalization of same-sex marriage in the near future, warns Liberty Counsel Chairman Mathew Staver.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court handed same-sex marriage advocates a pair of victories. In addition to dismissing a defense of California’s traditional marriage amendment based on legal standing, it struck down a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, as unconstitutional that allowed federal benefits only for spouses in heterosexual marriages. That’s because the 1996 federal law recognized marriage as only the union of one man and one woman. The Court preserved the DOMA provision that allows states to refuse recognizing homosexual marriages performed in other states.

“Under DOMA, same-sex married couples have their lives burdened, by reason of government decree, in visible and public ways,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy in the majority opinion. “DOMA’s principal effect is to identify a subset of state-sanctioned marriages and make them unequal.”

Kennedy was joined on the opinion by the Court’s four liberal justices.

Staver blasts the majority for ruling on the merits at all, saying the case never should have come this far since the Obama administration refused to defend DOMA. The government, the plaintiff and the lower courts all agreed on the earlier verdict, so Staver said this matter never should have reached the Supreme Court.

“The parties all agree that the ruling below is correct. Therefore, it should never have gone to the court of appeals, and certainly the U.S. Supreme Court has no jurisdiction. This is just an advisory opinion,” Staver said. “This is unprecedented that the Court took this step to actually even decide the merits of the case.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: doma; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; libertycounsel; marriage; mattstaver; prop8; proposition8; scotus; tyranny
There's a great 10 minute audio at the source. Matt Staver is founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel (lc.org) and also the Dean of the Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, VA
1 posted on 06/27/2013 9:35:19 AM PDT by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

The seeds for a future revolution are being planted.


2 posted on 06/27/2013 9:40:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Perseverando

First abortion and now gay marriage. Very difficult to respect the Supreme Court for its decadent activism or for that matter the nebulous “constitution”. Really if its “constitutional” to allow the wanton killing of innocent human life, how can a person of conscience take an oath to uphold and defend? Wonder if Kennedy understands the full harm he has done.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 9:40:32 AM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

No, Kennedy does not understand it. The liberals don’t give a blank about due process, federalism, separation of powers, limits on court jurisdiction, or any of that. They want homosexual marriage and they want it now. They don’t care who they steamroll or how they shred the Constitution or legal process to get there. They just want homosexual marriage and they want it now, as if they are spoiled children.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 9:47:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Perseverando

One of the first things that Obama says after this is “I will not force Churches to hold gay marriages.”

Why is this one of the first things he says?

...because the Church WILL be the FIRST thing that his gay buddies will go after, and Obama will be laughing in the background.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 9:52:06 AM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: Biggirl

And the future is not so far away.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 9:53:59 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Perseverando

No worse than Roe v. Wade, which has led to the killing of more than 50 million innocent babies. And the constitutional theory behind it was—privacy?

Once you get a “living constitution” and activist judges, and people like Nancy Pelosi who think that morality is whatever you say it is, then there is no end to the abuses.

Probably we crossed the line back with Teddy Roosevelt or Woodrow Wilson, and have been going downhill ever since.

But Roe v. Wade was the biggest turning point.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 9:54:40 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Perseverando

So what happens when eventually the SC rules that no state can discriminate and must allow homosexual marriages? If a state refuses do the feds step in with troops to force it to do so (as with Brown v Board of Education)?


8 posted on 06/27/2013 9:56:03 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Don't have ANY, and I mean ANY, RESPECT for this ruling.
Pull an Obummer and ignore it.
Just say, "We not going to enforce it!"
If we OBEYED God we wouldn't have this problem.
9 posted on 06/27/2013 9:57:49 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Perseverando
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And the revolution comes to a screeching halt 2 hours after the Feds turn off the electrical grid and the formerly rebellious citizens march into camps for the promise of a shower and a hot meal.

10 posted on 06/27/2013 10:11:33 AM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Biggirl

......The revolution that should have started at Roe V Wade.


11 posted on 06/27/2013 10:20:28 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: allendale

The constitution is ours. Not theirs. It’s to protect us. Not to force us to do what they want. I have God given liberty no matter what they say.


12 posted on 06/27/2013 10:21:54 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: rfreedom4u

The states will cave. Every last one of them. The fudgies have the money to make enough pols squirm.


13 posted on 06/27/2013 10:24:10 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Snickering Hound

I’m not sure it’ll even start, but if it does, it’ll be very short and the good guys will “win”. Whatever that means.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 10:26:06 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Cicero
No worse than Roe v. Wade, which has led to the killing of more than 50 million innocent babies. And the constitutional theory behind it was—privacy?

Hey, don't knock privacy — the NSA says we have all the privacy we can handle!
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15 posted on 06/27/2013 10:54:29 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Mrs.Z
One of the first things that Obama says after this is “I will not force Churches to hold gay marriages.”

Oh, yeah, and I just got booted out of my doctor's practice because they are switching over to CommieCare-only patients.

"You can keep your doctor."

"We're not going to throw Grandma under the bus."

16 posted on 06/27/2013 1:12:38 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: Perseverando

This guy has a very high sucess rate for making predictions:

http://www.silverdoctors.com/gerald-celente-america-heading-towards-2nd-revolution/


17 posted on 06/27/2013 5:03:47 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
It's way past that point, IMO. We're watching the dissolution of the USA. Red States will have to leave. Everybody's in denial at the moment, but that's ending as conservatives are subjected to the gestalt of the current onslaught of the Culture of Death. It will start (already has started) with more States nullifying federal laws and court decisions. But dissolution is inherent in nullification. Feds won't stand by and watch Kansas flip i the bird.

We have to leave the Union. There is no other way.

18 posted on 06/27/2013 6:56:45 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Snickering Hound
That's all local stuff. If the feds tried it, the States and counties would seize the power grid and switch it back on. Nobody's going to put up with that crap.

I've read here and elsewhere the notion that the Libtards are hoping that forcing a collapse will force everybody into the arms of the federal government. Sorry, folks, that's not the way collapse works. Read Tainter's "The Collapse of Complex Societies." What happens in collapse isn't a further centralization of federal power, but rather a devolution of power to the next lowest economically-viable quantum.

We've seen it many times in the past 30 years. The Soviet Union shed it's Eastern European empire and also split along its federal internal borders. Same thing happened in Yugoslavia. Ditto Czechoslovaki. The US is devolving power right now.

I think that a full-on split of Red States from Blue States is very possible in the next few years.

19 posted on 06/27/2013 7:02:03 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: demshateGod

I was listening to a preacher the other day state that, America doesn’t have the moral fortitude for a successful revolution like the first one. I believe he is correct. Too many of us have left the Almighty God, and He has now left us.


20 posted on 06/27/2013 7:08:04 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stevio

Had the God-guts been there, things never would have come to this pass.

We appear headed for a France-y future.


21 posted on 06/27/2013 7:10:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I think we have a little more fight than that left, no?


22 posted on 06/27/2013 7:28:46 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stevio

Priorities have to be gotten straight. Everything of ours yielded to God — even our hopes of recapturing some of America need to be yielded. We cannot twist the everlasting arms, so to speak.


23 posted on 06/27/2013 7:33:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: stevio
A dissolution of the Union wouldn't require a revolution. Just a recognition that we won't put up with any more federal crapola. Without us the feds are nothing. We supply the soldiers and sailors. We stack the wheat and forge the steel. We make the cars and trucks. We frack the gas and oil. We have the nuclear power stations. We control the entire trans-continental gas and power grid. They do PowerPoint presentations and live their lives in cubicles.

Screw these effete Coastal fairies. If they try anything stupid (and they might) let them send in their mighty LGBT army. I saw a picture of a bunch of DHS recruits that are supposed to be Obama's hope. They're nothing. Low class, ignorant looking thugs-in-training. Our veterans would brush them off pronto.

Honestly, it's really to laugh. The king has no clothes. He's buck naked. The feds have only the power we grant them. They live off us. We feed them. We supply them. If we want to be free then we have to stop feeding the beast.

There's nothing to fear except the illusion of federal power in the face of a determined Red State populace. They exist because we let them.

And we can pull the plug on them anytime that suits us.

IMO, we're long past that time.

24 posted on 06/27/2013 7:39:53 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Gluteus Maximus

Rednecks built America!


25 posted on 06/27/2013 7:46:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: stevio

His mercy endureth forever.


26 posted on 06/27/2013 8:48:38 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

Ki L’Olam Chasdo.

Literally, His “lovingkindness” endures forever. The Hebrew term, whose root is “chesed”, means a loyal love that sticks through thick and thin.


27 posted on 06/28/2013 9:56:49 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: stevio

Gerald Celente would disagree with that preacher and the rate of sucess for his predictions is very, very high.

I did post a URL of what he said.


28 posted on 06/28/2013 4:55:59 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Funny you say that. I heard them both on the same program, not at the same time, but still the same venue.


29 posted on 06/28/2013 6:27:23 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Gluteus Maximus
While I admire your optimism, the reality may be different. But I have become more of a pessimist lately.

With more manufacturers moving south, especially gun makers, I hold out hope with you. The arrogance of these PowerPoint Pussies is amusing.

30 posted on 06/28/2013 6:33:02 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Truth my friend.

"If my people, who are called by my name, humble themselves and seek my face, then I will hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land" 2 Chronicles 7:14

31 posted on 06/28/2013 6:35:53 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: stevio

This has no direct carry over to a Christianized country. The original Hebrew people and their physical homeland served, among other things, as an object lesson in sin and righteousness and salvation and damnation. After that the particulars become a lively discussion and dispute among theologians, but the kingdom of heaven is supernatural. Attempts to baptize a mixed crowd of believers and unbelievers into Christ will simply fail.

America had a wondrous start because of the God-orchestrated confluence of bible believers into the founding fathers. They believed in bible teaching, and their concept of religious freedom didn’t mean chucking the bible out for atheistic malcontents but rather in never endorsing a denomination over the others. However as the faith waned, so did the blessings until affairs deteriorated into their current state.


32 posted on 06/28/2013 7:19:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Perseverando

Placemark.


33 posted on 06/29/2013 2:36:19 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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