Mitt Romney, The Father Of Gay Marriage In America, By Illegal Executive Fiat

By Gary P Jackson

This isn’t about gay marriage, it’s about Mitt Romney’s complete and total lack of respect for the Rule of Law.

We all know Mitt Romney is the father of socialized medicine in America, and one of two people in the Republic with a socialist plan named after them, the other being Barack Obama.

Well, it seems that’s not the only usurpation this Big Government extremist has visited on the people of Massachusetts, and the nation as a whole. You see Romney illegally FORCED gay marriage on the people of the Bay State, even after the state’s Supreme Court banned the practice.

Ann Barnhardt discusses this illegal situation as well as more despicable acts by Romney here.

Bryan Fischer has written this:

Former Massachusetts’ governor Mitt Romney announced his official intention to run for the presidency this week.

His candidacy has one potentially insurmountable problem: America has same-sex marriage because of Mitt Romney.

This is just one of several huge vulnerabilities Mitt Romney has as he tries to convince the members of his own party that he is conservative enough to claim the Republican mantle for 2012. His flip-flops on abortion, RomneyCare in Massachusetts.

But same-sex marriage is the biggie. The first domino to fall in the crusade to give marital recognition to same sex unions fell in Massachusetts, and it fell because then-governor Romney pushed it over.

While the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court declared that Massachusetts’ marriage law was unconstitutional in the summer of 2003, the Court explicitly declared that the original law, which does not authorize same-sex marriage, was left intact. “Here, no one argues that striking down the marriage laws is an appropriate form of relief.

The court acknowledged that the original law, left intact by its ruling, banned homosexual marriages and gave the legislature 180 days to “take such action as it may deem appropriate.” The legislature did precisely nothing.

Gov. Romney, acting on his own, ordered town clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples on May 17, 2004, in contravention of Massachusetts state law and under threat of termination.

Gov. Romney in essence told these town clerks that if they did not break the law, he would fire them.

Town clerks meekly complied, and became lawbreakers in the process. Massachusetts state marriage law is quite explicit: “Whoever, not being duly authorized by the laws of the commonwealth undertakes to join persons in marriage therein shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.”

Re-read that carefully. Town clerks must be “authorized by the laws of the commonwealth” to issue marriage licenses. They are not allowed to do so under the authorization of the Supreme Judicial Court or the governor. The “laws of the commonwealth” to this day do not authorize the granting of same-sex marriage licenses.

Massachusetts state marriage law has never been changed. Same-sex marriage is still illegal in the Bay State.

So the bottom line here is that Gov. Romney broke state law and ordered his town clerks to do the same.

After Gov. Romney legalized same-sex marriage by fiat in a burst of executive branch activism, Connecticut’s Supreme Court followed suit in 2008 and Iowa’s Supreme Court in 2009. Same-sex marriage was not legalized through the legislative process anywhere in the United States until Vermont’s legislature overrode a gubernatorial veto in April of 2009.

There are just two states now, New Hampshire being the other, where the elected representatives of the people have solemnized same-sex partnerships. In every other case, same-sex marriage has been forced down the throats of residents by an activist judiciary or, in the case of Massachusetts, by an activist governor imposing an activist ruling on his own citizens.

For time and eternity, Mitt Romney will go down in history as the man who abused the power of his office to give the United States homosexual matrimony.

For most social conservatives, this will simply be a breach too far.

For the record, I think marriage should be between one man and one woman. With that said, I also believe in States Rights. If a state, through LEGAL legislative process, wants to have gay marriage, then fine. This doesn’t effect me, as I don’t live in such a state. As long as it’s done legally, then no one has any ground to stand on.

Here’s the problem though. Mitt Romney didn’t do it legally. In fact, he defied his state’s Supreme Court and shoved this unwanted law down the people of Massachusetts throat’s. This puts Mitt Romney in the same box with Marxist radical Barack Obama, who thinks the Rule of Law doesn’t apply to him either. This makes Mitt Romney, like Obama, an incredibly dangerous man who has no respect for the Constitution, or Separation of Powers.

As reported above, thanks to Mitt Romney’s radical activism, extremists in other states have been emboldened to by-pass the legislative process, and through judicial fiat, created  a process that allows gay marriage. Had Romney not acted illegally, and gotten away with it, would these other states have been so bold?

Gay marriage is the first issue visited on the Republic by Mitt Romney, the second being RomneyCare, a TOTAL usurpation of individual Liberty and Freedom. In fact, one of the most egregious acts of tyranny visited on mankind in the past century. Worse, RomneyCare embolden the Marxist democrats in the Obama regime to go for their own version. RomneyCare was the blueprint for ObamaCare.

With Romney, one quickly sees a pattern of a dictator, not a public servant. Romney had absolutely NO PROBLEM stripping away Liberty and Freedom from every single Massachusetts resident “for the greater good.” Forcing every Massachusetts resident to buy something, just because they are alive and living there. This goes against absolutely EVERYTHING this nation was founded on.

Romney also had no problem forcing gay marriage on the people of the Bay State for support from activist groups. The man sold out his people for a few pieces of silver. 

Mitt Romney is just as dangerous as Barack Obama and can never be allowed to have the power of elected office again. The man has no respect for the Rule of Law or the First Principles our nation was founded on.

This nation must reject Mitt Romney, and all those like him. There is no place for men like him in our political system.

If we continue to elect men like Mitt Romney, our Republic will not survive.

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24 responses to “Mitt Romney, The Father Of Gay Marriage In America, By Illegal Executive Fiat

  1. Joy

    Gary, you’ve hit it out of the park this time – thanks MUCHO for delineating so precisely Romney’s role in that other wretched piece/concept of social engineering – namely, gay marriage!! To be frank, I had no idea of his role in overriding a MA Supreme Court ruling – thereby doing an end-run around the due legislative process – in this matter. He now deserves to wear a DOUBLE “Scarlet Letter” on his jackets, shirts and windbreakers! (Appropriate symbol from one of the Bay State’s most famous authors, Nathanial Hawthorne!) And I hope & trust that Palin will use this ignominious record in any future campaign…

    I’m willing to bet that most GOP voters are NOT aware of Romney’s actual role in his State’s acceptance/adoption/edict of gay marriage – and I’ll bet the Conservatives ones, in particular (those who are not already aware – as I was not – of his shameful role), will voice their concern and opposition loud & clear!

    I’m with you on the process by which this social engineering MIGHT be acceptable (you say WOULD, but I’m not quite that generous!) – i.e., through an individual State’s due legislative process and a State acting on social matters in concert with our time-honored and Constitutionally-protected adherence to States’ rights and the rule of law, etc. Even a State’s Supreme Court interpreting a law on the book that would endorse gay marriage MIGHT/probably SHOULD be honored as well. But having the State’s Dictator/Emperor – oops, I mean, Governor – dictate by Executive Order/Fiat (and reinforcing that Order by imposing an egregious FINE on the States’ town clerks, to boot!) – well, that’s exceeding all codified (and certainly reasonable) State-constitutionally mandated limits on the Governor’s legal powers!

    Let him hang with the rope that past action – and that of RomneyCare – has provided!!

    • Gary P

      I’ve never been a fan, but the more I learn about Mitt Romney, the more I know he is our Barack Obama. A dictator wanna-be. This man can never be allowed to take another elected office.

      Personally, I think marriage should be between one man and one woman, but as a representative republic, we have legislative ways to change and create laws. What Romney did was unacceptable and people need to understand that he got away with it.

      Think what he might try as president.

  2. “You see Romney illegally FORCED gay marriage on the people of the Bay State,”

    How do you force a contract that is entered into by choice onto people?

    • Gary P

      The PEOPLE of Massachusetts DID NOT vote to make gay marriage legal. The Massachusetts Supreme Court left in place a law that for all intents and purposes banned gay marriage. Romney said screw the people and screw the law, and OK’ed it by executive order.

      That’s called FORCING your will on a people. And his did it illegally.

      Plain enough English for you?

      • Except you’re still not forcing it on anyone.

        If it did something to the people who didn’t want gay marriage, that would be forcing. If Romney signed a law that said you could grab two straight men on the street and force them to marry each other at gun point, that would be force.

        But it’s really no more of a force than if he had made marijuana legal. The law doesn’t make people start using marijuana, and it doesn’t make people get married who don’t want to.

        You may disagree with it. But it’s not forcing anything on anyone. It’s just something you don’t like.

      • Gary P

        Are all Romney supporters this ignorant, or are you special?

        What part of illegally usurping the Massachusetts Supreme Court and the Massachusetts legislature don’t you get?

        Yes, he FORCED his will on the entire state by illegal executive orders.

        Now he didn’t force gays to marry, but he FORCED the ability for them to marry on the state, even though the state has REJECTED it. Once he did this, he emboldened other liberals to FORCE gay marriage on their people as well, DESPITE the fact the citizens did not want it.

        I know the Romney people will try to rationalize this away, just like the do RomneyCare, which took away Massachusetts citizens most basic Liberty and Freedom. Doesn’t change the fact that Romney is a loose cannon and can’t be trusted.

  3. “Are all Romney supporters this ignorant, or are you special? ”

    Whoever said I was a Romney supporter?

    “Now he didn’t force gays to marry, but he FORCED the ability for them to marry on the state”

    Perhaps you’re unclear what the word ‘forced’ actually means?

    “DESPITE the fact the citizens did not want it. ”

    Apparently some wanted it. Particularly the homosexuals. If they didn’t, gay marriage wouldn’t be an issue.

    And why should it matter if some people don’t want it? If they don’t want it, they don’t have to do it. Again, it’s just like legalizing marijuana. That legalizing doesn’t make people who don’t want to do it suddenly start doing it. No one is forced to do anything.

    • Gary P

      So you’re OK with someone saying to hell with separation of powers, the Constitution and the Rule of Law? Good to know.

      • When laws don’t make sense and/or cause zero harm, yes.

        I’m much more a follower of the spirit of the law than the letter of the law. And I’m not a fan of majority rule ‘just because’. For it to work at all, their desire has to make sense independently of it just being their desire.

      • Gary P

        Then you are in favor of a dictatorship, not a representative republic, which is what the United States is. A governor or president can’t just create law. That’s what the legislature does. The legislature DID NOT create a law allowing gay marriage. Romney did.

        Past that, the Massachusetts Supreme Court upheld a law that banned gay marriage.

        If you don’t understand why that is as dangerous as it gets in a free society then you need to spend more time reading up on world history and less time commenting on blogs.

        This isn’t about gay marriage. It’s about the fact Mitt Romney has no respect whatsoever for the separation of powers, the Constitution, or the Rule of Law. Period.

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  6. Jonas

    Wow, Gary P, you’re an angry man. Why do you care about gay people having the same rights as straight people? Get over it.

    • Gary P

      I guess you can’t read. You MUST be a liberal.

      Had you actually READ the article, you’d have learned I have ZERO problem with gays. What I have a problem with is a politician taking it upon himself to FORCE a policy on a people. As Governor, Mitt Romney usurped both the Massachusetts legislature, and their Supreme court. He illegally FORCED state employees to break the law, by making them grant illegal gay marriage licenses.

      It was a naked power grab by a dangerous megalomaniac.

      It encouraged other Statists to try the same thing, because Romney got away with this illegal usurpation.

      I believe in the 10th Amendment, states’ rights. If a state puts gay marriage to a vote, and the vote passes, that’s OK with me. What Romney did was not. The same goes for abortion. Now I AM 100% against abortion, but it should be a decision made by the several states as to whether they allow it or not. NOT the federal government.

      Maybe if you tone down your rabid ideology, and knee-jerk hatred, you’d learn something about the way our government is SUPPOSED to work, and how power-mad men like Mitt Romney have helped destroy it.

  7. Technically people were forced to desegregate, honestly gay rights are similar in that society will hinder or stop their happiness if not corrected by government.

    • Gary P

      Silly, but you missed the point. Romney illegally did this. Usurped the legal process. I guess you are OK with this, as long as the usurpation goes your way.

      Thing is, we are a nation of laws, not a dictatorship.

      What would you say if Romney had decided to make being gay illegal, like it is in Muslim countries? It could have easily gone that way. Or, since Romney set a precedent, maybe the next governor does it?

      It’s the same with the unconstitutional ObamaCare. If government can FORCE you to buy insurance, just because you exist, then they can literally force you to do anything.

      Again, if you can be forced by government to buy insurance, the next president could conceivably force you to buy a gun, a bible, or hell, be not gay!

      The deal with Romney has nothing to do with gay, really, it has everything to do with a technocrat, dictator wannabe, who has no respect for the Rule-of-law. Period.

      Oh, and it’s not government’s business to “correct” natural law either.

  8. I am not pro-Romney, but this article is FACTUALLY and LEGALLY WRONG!

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  10. Kelynn

    listen here you bigot, freedom for african americans was once FORCED upon others…and it EQUAL RIGHTS is what was wanted. and it is still being wanted now for LGBT people.

    • Gary P

      I’m not a bigot, but thanks for just assuming as much. I couldn’t care less if a state LEGALLY allows gay marriage. Doing it the way Romney did is wrong. Just as having the courts force it on people is.

      If I had my way government wouldn’t have ANYTHING to do with marriage. It would be all civil unions, with contracts written and filed. Sort of like pre-nuptual agreements.

      Then if people want to be married, as well, it would be up to them to find a place that would perform the service. And if no place could be found, than it is what it is. But for legal purposes, I don’t think marriage is the vessel.

      I’m old fashioned. Marriage should be between a man and a woman. That said, GOVERNMENT shouldn’t be in the marriage business or the bedroom police business.

      In other words, I couldn’t care less what consenting ADULTS do in private. As long as they aren’t hurting one another, it isn’t anyone’s business.

      Also, if gay couples want to adopt, and they fit the criteria, are a stable couple, and have the means to care for a child and love them, damned right they should be able to adopt.

      I find it hilarious that you call me a bigot, when in fact, it is you that are the bigot, and very closed minded. Had you actually READ the article, you’d see it has little to do with gays or even marriage. It has EVERYTHING with due process.

      Thanks for playing though. Thanks for playing.

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  12. DanZee

    Well, when I saw this article tweeted, I was going to rush in to defend Romney, but the information is technically correct. Romney claimed the Supreme Court forced his hand and he had to authorize the marriage licenses, but the legislature never passed a law legalizing gay marriage, so Romney did become the man who legalized gay marriage by fiat. He was left holding the bag.

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