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Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Confuses Declaration of Independence with Constitution [Obama nom]
breitbart.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Frances Martel

Posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:14 AM PST by grundle

A federal judge struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine's Day. Except the history of the historic ruling isn't exactly up to par: Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that "all men are created equal," which is, instead, the first line of the Declaration of Independence.

"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion. That line opens the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and appears nowhere in the Constitution. The line, in which Thomas Jefferson, with signature flourish, borrowed the words of theorist John Locke: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

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Arenda L. Wright Allen

On the recommendation of Senators Jim Webb and Mark R. Warner, Wright Allen was nominated to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia by President Barack Obama on December 1, 2010 to a seat vacated Jerome B. Friedman, who assumed senior status on November 30, 2010.

1 posted on 02/14/2014 11:53:14 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

Just the white equivalent of a “wise latina”


2 posted on 02/14/2014 11:55:17 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: grundle

It really doesn’t matter to them whether they have a good underlying reason for their ruling.

They knew how they wanted to rule and then looked for an excuse for it. This is how libs think. They’d gladly forego the excuse part if they could and just say “because I said so” if they could get away with it.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 11:56:04 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: grundle

Waiting for the judge to strike down all affirmative action, all minority only scholarships and all minority only government contracts...

Oh wait - we only use these phrases to advanced a liberal agenda...


4 posted on 02/14/2014 11:57:24 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: grundle

Married to a retired Jamaican soccer player. Hmmmmm! Hmmmmmmm! Nominated by King Obama, a Kenyan dictator. Hmmmmm! Hmmmmmm! So she’s Amish????


5 posted on 02/14/2014 11:58:31 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: MrB
They’d gladly forego the excuse part if they could and just say “because I said so” if they could get away with it.

I can't imagine why anyone would still think this country will be recoverable once Obama leaves office. Once the basis for constitutional government has been blown away, nothing is left but bread and circuses. And this stuff is the circus.

6 posted on 02/14/2014 11:59:34 AM PST by madprof98
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To: grundle

This is exactly why we need a republican (even a rino, but hopefully not) in 2016....

Obama is seeding the bench with leftist idiots...One thing about George W. Bush (a rino, imho)most of his appointees are conservatives...Roberts may have screwed the pooch, but Alito is as solid as they come.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 12:02:51 PM PST by Tulane
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To: Doc Savage
To answer your question, yes, indeedy....wiki has photos. She's as Amish as the Jamaican bob sled team.

Leni

8 posted on 02/14/2014 12:03:04 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Gaffer
Nope

HerHonor:


9 posted on 02/14/2014 12:03:15 PM PST by Regulator
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To: grundle

“WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE AT THIS POINT IN TIME ANYHOW?” - Standard Obama Administration Answer


10 posted on 02/14/2014 12:08:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: grundle

Behold the “brilliance” of an Affirmative Action beneficiary.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 12:09:50 PM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: grundle

That’s embarrassing for the judge and may be grounds for appeal for Virginia advocates of Traditional Marriage.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 12:11:20 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: grundle
Not only is she an affirmative action twit, so are her clerks, who I assume proofread her decision.

How can our republic survive this level of judicial ignorance and bias? It can't.

13 posted on 02/14/2014 12:11:42 PM PST by Jacquerie (An Article V state amendment convention is our only hope.)
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To: grundle

Maybe Barack was her constitutional law professor.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 12:14:00 PM PST by goldi
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To: grundle

I have a question. Were any of the sodomy laws ruled unconstitutional or were they repealed?

It seems strange that gay marriage bans are ruled unconstitutional when sodomy laws were constitutional.

The rulings seem strictly political rather than based on law.

But if this is how they want to play, then I am in favor of passing new sodomy laws. Get married if you want, but sodomy will be illegal.

How about dem apples?


15 posted on 02/14/2014 12:14:12 PM PST by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: grundle

Can’t remember when Virginia has had a decent Senator; John Warner was in his younger days but went RINO in his later days. I was cool with Allen but he managed to get screwed trying to defend macaca. The last three we have had from Virginia have and are terrible; rubber stamps for Obama and Reid; or are they maybe just used rubbers.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 12:15:35 PM PST by wvnavyvet
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To: joshua c

Texas sodomy law was overturned years ago.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 12:15:50 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: grundle
"Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion. "

The're's yer problem, right there. And even her argument is boneheaded. We all DO have the same rights. I can't marry another male either. Nobody can in Virginia, regardless of their sexual orientation. This isn't about rights. That is the funny thing here. It is about the definition of a word. Let's go back in our delorian to 1620, then 1776, then 1850, 1880, 1900, etc., all the way to 1980. Heck, go back to england a thousand years. And each time, ask people what marriage means. See if we can find a single person who does not make a funny face when you ask them if it can be between a man and a man, or a woman and another woman. That right there is our problem. This woman doesn't even know what equal protection means, regardless of what document she is using as her source. This kind of stupidity in such roles does not bode well for the future of our country. But that's like saying the sun sets in the west. It is self evident and already happening.

18 posted on 02/14/2014 12:18:46 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: madprof98

I can’t imagine why anyone would still think this country will be recoverable once Obama leaves office.


I have little doubt that it won’t be. It’s why I’m building on my acreage as I am.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 12:19:57 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: grundle

When the founding documents were written, there were fine distinctions operative in the western mind. For instance, freedom was not conceived as license to do what you want , but to choose among multiple goods. We may have the power to do wrong, but we have no right to do so.

We must recapture the truth of right and wrong.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 12:23:47 PM PST by amihow
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To: grundle

The comments section is smokin’!!!


21 posted on 02/14/2014 12:35:12 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: grundle

To invoke the words of the Declaration to claim a “right” to do a gross wrong is blasphemous.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 1:03:52 PM PST by EternalVigilance (It takes a Big Tent to hide the doorway to hell.)
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To: grundle

“Ruling Confuses Declaration with..” No, the ruling did not get confused. The affirmative action judge demonstrated her qualification to an appointment to the Federal Judiciary, which is pigment and genitalia.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 1:14:00 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: Regulator

Ha! Ha! You kidder. That's just Obama in drag.

24 posted on 02/14/2014 2:23:36 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: grundle

I’m sure Obamao makes the same mistake.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 2:37:58 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Dr.Deth

Ah ha ha ha

That’s Good

Probably True


26 posted on 02/14/2014 3:35:41 PM PST by Regulator
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To: grundle
"All men are created equal" is not in the first line of the Declaration of Independence. In the copy which was signed by the 56 Signers, it appears in the third line of the text.

The first line begins with the long sentence "When in the Course of Human Events..." (70 words).

27 posted on 02/14/2014 5:08:46 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: grundle

Could be an amicus brief quote from Odumbo got thrown into the idiot opinion.


28 posted on 03/28/2014 4:14:50 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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