Prince Holder & His Newest Imperial Proclamation

Barb Wire

From his imperial throne, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has proclaimed that state attorneys general need not enforce state laws that define marriage as a sexually complementary union. According to the New York Times, Holder said that “officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend them.”

State attorneys general are the chief law enforcement officials in each state. Their job is to enforce and defend duly enacted laws. They are not part of the judiciary which is charged with deciding the constitutionality of laws that are legally challenged.

King Holder, or should I say Prince Holder, acting most certainly at the behest of or in cahoots with King Obama, has decided that state attorneys general are charged with the additional duty to ascertain whether unchallenged duly enacted laws comport with the Constitution.

Prince Holder also expressed his belief that decisions on when to defend laws “should never be political or based on policy objections.” Riiiiight…

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Obama has evidently sped up the evolutionary process to dizzyingly unnatural speeds. But a short time ago, he wholeheartedly opposed the legal recognition of same-sex unions as marriages and in the twinkling of an eye he evolved first into a fervent same-sex faux-marriage supporter and then into a president untethered to those pesky constitutional principles that separate powers.

Well, folks, you may as well pack up yet another civil right. There’s no point in bothering to vote on legislation anymore. I don’t know about you, but my steamer trunk is already bulging with my speech rights and religious rights. I’ll toss in a few mothballs to keep everything fresh in the event that someday I can use them again.

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Laurie Higgins has worked as the Cultural Analyst for the Illinois Family Institute ( since the fall of 2008. Prior to that, she worked full-time in the writing center of a suburban Chicago high school, where all four of her children attended. She is currently working on bulking up her stick arms by dead-lifting her five grandchildren--one at a time, of course.

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