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

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Am I the president? Are my comments used as official evidence of a political idea?
    Thankfully not.

    You said, "Is Obama replacing the SCOTUS?" Well, when Obama says "Such and such law is unconstitutional!" hits a gavel or something, and just like that a law is officially made unconstitutional, then yes, Obama will be replacing the SCOTUS. Until such time as that happens, then no, he is demonstrably not replacing the SCOTUS.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    When you make a claim about what the constitution does and doesn't support, are you replacing the SCOTUS?

    And before you respond with the insanely predictable "I'm not the President," the President is allowed to make commentary on what the constitution says without actually acting with the powers of the SCOTUS, just like all of us here can.
    Actually, no, it's bad form, but yes we have come to expect bad form from this POTUS. Not to mention he is purportedly a constitutional scholar and somehow, magically, what was in the constitution changed for him. Funny how that happens to politicians.

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

    I think the constitution prohibits the government from interfering in the religious beliefs of its citizens.
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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by 29A View Post
    Does the phrase, "...nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, " ring any bells?



    Actually, its been revised/changed about 27 times.
    Bull****, not while Obama has been in office it hasn't. And I think my point eludes you. Just a few short years ago when he was a fresh constitutional scholar, at the top of his game, he didn't see any support for homosexual marriage in the constitution. But now the politics have changed, and so has his tune.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Actually, no, it's bad form,
    That's your opinion, and one in which I'm not especially interested. I'm responding to apdst's original question, and I hope the explanation that Obama does not possess the powers to officially rule laws constitutional or unconstitutional settles both your and apdst's confusion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    That's your opinion, and one in which I'm not especially interested. I'm responding to apdst's original question, and I hope the explanation that Obama does not possess the powers to officially rule laws constitutional or unconstitutional settles both your and apdst's confusion.
    Funny how you're so eager to examine to the nines a joking statement but ignore totally that somehow the constitution changed overnight in Obama's head.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Funny how you're so eager to examine to the nines a joking statement but ignore totally that somehow the constitution changed overnight in Obama's head.
    It's not important to me that you feel that way since plenty of actual legal scholars and judges disagree with you. Apdst made a ridiculous post and your attempt to defend it is even more blatantly ridiculous.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Funny how you're so eager to examine to the nines a joking statement but ignore totally that somehow the constitution changed overnight in Obama's head.
    You have to understand that they see Obama in the much the same way the Ancient Greeks saw Zeus. Obama gave birth to the goddess of law and justice from his head.
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    Re: President Obama now says the Constitution protects same-sex marriage

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It's not important to me that you feel that way since plenty of actual legal scholars and judges disagree with you. Apdst made a ridiculous post and your attempt to defend it is even more blatantly ridiculous.
    You misunderstand. It's not about how I feel, or my opinion. It's about Obama, a supposed constitutional scholar who studied the constitution thoroughly and somehow missed where it contained support for homosexual marriage when he was head of the law review. But now, when it's politically convenient, it's magic! Look what he found!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    You misunderstand. It's not about how I feel, or my opinion. It's about Obama, a supposed constitutional scholar who studied the constitution thoroughly and somehow missed where it contained support for homosexual marriage when he was head of the law review. But now, when it's politically convenient, it's magic! Look what he found!
    This discussion has been beaten to death infinity times and you know it. I'm sorry that after all those threads you still believe gay marriage isn't protected by the constitution, but it's not my problem. If you want, though, I can probably find a School House of Rock cartoon to explain the three branches of government or something.

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