Rep. Steve King (R-IA) was a vision of Supreme Court sour grapes as he blasted the “malignant tumor” that is ObamaCare, accused the court of redefining “all of human experience” with its same sex marriage ruling and suggested that states outlaw civil marriages in order to get around it. And in the meanwhile, he won’t abide by it, and urged others not to as well.
First, on the SCOTUS ruling in favor of ObamaCare, King sounded like he wants to keep on keeping on trying to get rid of it altogether.
KING: I’m for the full 100% repeal of ObamaCare. I’m for ripping it out by the roots. I believe that it is a malignant tumor that’s metastasizing and feeding on God-given American liberty.
But King reserved the worst of his petulance for gay marriage.
KING: I’m not gonna abide by an edict that comes down from five judges, two of whom have conducted same sex marriages in their private lives, in their spare time. They should have recused themselves. When you think of what the Supreme Court has done to try to reorder domestic life in America, I would say ‘Dred Scott.’ They made a mess out of slavery. They ripped prayer out of the public schools in 1963. We abided by that decision and our moral structure in this country devolved. They promoted, also, abortion on demand in 1973 in Roe vs. Wade and nearly 60 million Americans have been aborted because of that.
King went on to talk about how the court had redefined “all of human experience, the thousands of years of marriage, marriage ordained by God and ratified by the civil governments.”
King also put forth his workaround, knowing that clergy will not be required to perform same sex marriages. “I say to the states, take a look at why we need civil marriage whatsoever,” King said. What tool is it for us, to order our society, if the Supreme Court says you shall do it our way?”
King urged Americans to join with him in trying to subvert the law of our land. “I think it’s time for the American people to reject the Supreme Court and say to them, as Andrew Jackson said, if that’s your order, then you enforce it,” King groused.
This from the guy who obsesses about immigrants not being law abiding.
Watch it below, from the June 27 America’s News HQ.
It’s also worth pointing out that Republicans of the 1850s could be racist pigs even as they didn’t accept slavery. Even Lincoln supported the idea of taking the slaves and resettling them all in Africa and his grand Emancipation Proclamation didn’t free any slaves in the Union states of Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware (Delaware wouldn’t officially ratify the 13th Amendment until 1901 and Kentucky wouldn’t do so until 1976—even though the Amendment was the law of the land) nor did it free any slaves in territory under the direct control of the Union Army (Union commanders and military governors decided whether or not to free slaves in their jurisdictions). And during Sherman’s “glorious” march to the sea, he offered NO protection to any slaves he freed—there are accounts where ex-slaves following Sherman’s army drowned while crossing rivers because Sherman ordered his men to ignore them (the Blacks were damned either way—if they followed Sherman, they were ignored but if they attempted to return to their old plantation homes, they could run afoul of Confederate troops who might shoot them as escaped slaves).
I guess that Teabagger-led reading of the Constitution stunt a few years back was all for show rather than serving any legitimate purpose (just as the majority of people knew it to be).
I just love a poor loser. I am so enjoying this temper tantrum by the right. Just stick a pacifier in King’s mouth and send him to bed.
Marriage is over-rated. Just ask mom-to-be Bristol Palin.