Re: The President decides that he can't enforce a law due to his religous convictions
Originally Posted by sangha
Poll: Should the President be able to refuse to enforce laws based on religious beliefs?
for example, the President believes that the deportation of illegal aliens conflicts with Matthew 25:35-40
The president believes SSM is immoral so s/he instructs the IRS to disallow tax deductions based on SSM
The POTUS takes an oath to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States". Since the First amendment to said Constitution forbids the government from "effecting an establishment of religion", a POTUS would do better to offer a non-religious moral objection as the cause of any actions he takes in his capacity as the Chief Magistrate of the U.S.