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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    No clue . What is your point?
    Well, if you're going to put focus on marriage as to its mention in the Constitution it only makes sense to ask if any of a number of other things that are legal are also mentioned there. Don't forget to look for microwave ovens, Sunday football and those massage chairs you find in every mall.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You're avoiding my question: do you believe that the President should direct the Justice Department to enforce all [roughly] 300,000 Federal laws equally?
    Oh, I can play that game too. Where in the Constitution does it give the President power to pick and choose laws to enforce?

    See what I did there? I'm doing what you did. I responded to your question with another question. But then you claim I am avoiding the question, while you don't answer the legitimate question I asked you.
    And actually, I've already answered that question by saying that the President can't pick and choose which laws to enforce. So you are really just kind of scrambling and trying to take the conversation off into some tangent so you don't have to back up your statement.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Well, if you're going to put focus on marriage as to its mention in the Constitution it only makes sense to ask if any of a number of other things that are legal are also mentioned there. Don't forget to look for microwave ovens, Sunday football and those massage chairs you find in every mall.
    I didn't put focus on gay marriage in the Constitution, the OP did, quoting Obama.

    I just would like to know what part of the Constitution covers the OP.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    Oh, I can play that game too. Where in the Constitution does it give the President power to pick and choose laws to enforce?

    See what I did there? I'm doing what you did. I responded to your question with another question. But then you claim I am avoiding the question, while you don't answer the legitimate question I asked you.
    And actually, I've already answered that question by saying that the President can't pick and choose which laws to enforce. So you are really just kind of scrambling and trying to take the conversation off into some tangent so you don't have to back up your statement.

    See what I did there? No, you don't. I've exposed you. Now, put your cloths back on, you've been undressed.
    You undressed yourself when you claimed that laws such as DOMA and immigration were "especially" important, thereby admitting that the President should prioritize certain laws over others. Don't blame others for your poor attempts to disguise what you yourself already know, which is that the Justice Department can't enforce all laws equally.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I didn't put focus on gay marriage in the Constitution, the OP did, quoting Obama.

    I just would like to know what part of the Constitution covers the OP.
    The question "Where does the Constitution mention gay marriage? Or marriage for that matter?" implies that you believe that in order for something to be legal it must be mentioned by name in the Constitution. Do you believe that or not?

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The question "Where does the Constitution mention gay marriage? Or marriage for that matter?" implies that you believe that in order for something to be legal it must be mentioned by name in the Constitution. Do you believe that or not?
    I'm implying nothing.

    Read the OP, including the title. Try to stay on topic.

    Do you know where in the Constitution gay marriage is mentioned?

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I'm implying nothing.

    Read the OP, including the title. Try to stay on topic.

    Do you know where in the Constitution gay marriage is mentioned?
    If you feel that enumerating every legal thing and activity in the Constitution is "off topic" then you shouldn't have asked the question.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Took a while for the polls to indicate a majority in favor.
    So we're rewriting the Constitution using polls?
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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So we're rewriting the Constitution using polls?
    It's nothing new for Constitutional rulings and amendments (those are different, by the way) to evolve alongside changing mores, which is of course for the best when you consider many of the amendments that have been created since the Constitution's creation.

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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It's nothing new for Constitutional rulings and amendments (those are different, by the way) to evolve alongside changing mores, which is of course for the best when you consider many of the amendments that have been created since the Constitution's creation.
    Did you purposely ignore what I wrote or what?
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