Friday, January 11, 2008

"Romney, not the Courts, gave Massachusetts 'Same Sex Marriage'”

"Romney, not the Courts, gave Massachusetts 'Same Sex Marriage'”

Mitt Zombie Calls Me “Delusional”
Posted by Gregg on Jan 10, 2008 @ 15:02
Prior to Christmas, I had the opportunity to pose a very direct question on the Howie Carr Show about why former governor Romney ordered his Department of Health to change the marriage certificates from “husband” and “wife” to “partner A” and “partner B” without any accompanying legal statute and why he ordered his Justices of the Peace to solemnize and perform same sex marriage ceremonies or resign again without any accompanying legal statute which is illegal. Under the Massachusetts Constitution which John Adams authored:

“the people of the Commonwealth are not controllable by any other laws than those to which their constitutional representative body have given their consent.” (Article X of the Massachusetts Constitution)

Since there was no “court order” (merely a declaratory opionion without consequential relief) and the people via their elected represetatives never provided their “consent” for changing the current marriage statute chap 207 to allow for “same sex marriage” Romney had no legal authority to issue same sex marriage certificates. (the court didn’t even have the constitutional jurisdiction in the first place to even hear the case in and of itself an impeachable offense.)

I also asked him if it may have had anything to do with his promise he had made in a secret meeting with the Log Cabin Republicans in 2002 not to oppose “same sex marriage” in Massachusetts in order to get their endorsement for governor. He didn’t deny this meeting or said promise.

And he very furtively ducked my question about ordering his Department of Health to change the marriage certificates.

Our friend Tom Blumer of bizzyblog discusses this issue further and talks about the irony of Romney calling me “delusional”:

Mitt Romney Calls Gregg Jackson ‘Delusional’; What Does That Make Romney?
OVERVIEW: On a major Boston talk show just before Christmas, Mitt Romney called a leading conservative author “delusional.” You know what they say about people in glass houses.


Mass Resistance has posted the audio and transcript of a call that took place on the air during the Howie Carr show on the afternoon of December 21 on WRKO in Boston.

The caller was Gregg Jackson, who is co-host of Pundit Review Radio on Sunday evenings on WRKO and is co-proprietor at the Pundit Review blog. Howie Carr’s guest was Objectively Unfit Mitt Romney, who in the course of answering Jackson’s question, showed exactly why he is, indeed, objectively unfit.

Keep in mind that Gregg is the author of “Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies,” a book that has earned rave reviews from the likes of Thomas Sowell (”political and media spin are shot to pieces by hard facts”) and David Limbaugh (”There is not a better one-stop-shop item to refute with evidence and examples the liberal lies.”).

The former Massachusetts governor, according to this debate footage (first 30 seconds of so at linked video), wants to: “….. bring together the same coalition that Ronald Reagan put together, conservatives fiscally, conservatives from a military standpoint, and conservatives socially,” and says that “….. I was a conservative Republican in a very Democrat state.”

Let’s see how Mr. Coalition-Building Conservative handled perfectly legitimate questions from (sorry Gregg, I’m going to make you blush) one of the rising stars of conservative punditry (bolds are mine; explanations of footnoted items are at the end of this post):

read rest here

The fact that Romney lied about the court “legalizing same sex marriage” and that he was merely “following the law” when there is no such law is one of the primary reasons I have opposed his candidacy so vigorously. Romney, not the courts, gave Massachusetts “same sex marriage” and in the process shredded the oldest functioning constitution in the world. This alone I believe disqualifies him from the presidency.


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