In reaction to the court decision in Oklahoma in support of marriage equality, Bachmann said, “We have completely gone askew from what the founders bled and died and fought for.”
Rep. Michele Bachmann may be leaving public office this year, but she’s still railing against the issue that catapulted her rise in popularity among social conservatives.
The Heritage Foundation’s “Conversations with Conservatives” held on Wednesday is “a group of free market and liberty-minded members of Congress that meet each month with press and bloggers to discuss pressing issues.”
Bachmann was a featured guest. Raw Story captured the audio.
The question of same-sex marriage in Oklahoma was asked toward the end of the event, and that was Bachmann’s cue to launch into one of her signature tirades.
She blamed the court decision which struck down Oklahoma’s anti-gay marriage marriage on Obama’s lawlessness, and then tied the court decision to Obamacare and the general downfall of the United States.
The Oklahoma decision is “one example of the lawlessness of this president,” she said.
Here’s the full transcript of her remarks:
It’s clear this this is not about a legal agenda. This is about a political agenda, and the president and Eric Holder were very clear when the president came in. He said that he believes that the Defense of Marriage Act law was unconstitutional and he wouldn’t enforce it.
That’s one example of the lawlessness of this president. He’s violating his obligation under the constitution to faithfully execute the laws of the land. He announced to the nation he wasn’t going to faithfully execute the laws of the land and what’s interesting is that essentially you have judges citing an unconstitutional act of the president as the precedent for their lawless decision for activism.
So we have completely gone askew from what the founders bled and died and fought for and that was to have a limited government under a written constitution, not an unwritten ever evolving living letter that becomes what anyone wants at at any moment, but it actually means something.
And isn’t it interesting that Obamacare is being played out exactly the way that the activist courts deal with the constitution because Obamacare is this living law that no one knows what it means. It’s whatever the president says at a press conference or a tweet. Whatever some bureaucrat says and that’s how we are dealing with the law. When you do that you have a legal constitutional anarchy.
My opinion is the legacy of Barack Obama will be of the establishment of lawlessness in the United States and that does not portent well for the future of the United States. That’s what we have given the world is the idea of the fact that we are all men are under the law. No one is above the law. [When] a president decides he is going to write a law — that sounds a lot like former Egyptian President Morsi in Egypt who all of the sudden declared — the edicts — that whatever his edict was was not appeal-able to a court. Whatever he said was law.
How is that much different from what we see coming out of the white house today? We are seeing many of the same actions. Judges are taking their cues from the White House and that’s a very adversarial precedent that’s being set for the future of law and security in the United States.
And again, when you look at Lech Walesa, the former leader in Poland, who said some weeks ago the United States has lost its place as the political and moral leader of the world, when you see someone of that stature say something like that — we heard that on our recent trip through the Middle East. We heard that also also from another leader in the Middle East who said
essentially the same thing: United States, you’re no longer relevant on the world stage. We’re going it without you. That shows that the age of Pax Americana, where we’ve been the leader of the world, is over.
I don’t want to see that. I don’t think Americans want to see that but that’s the legacy I think of the Obama administration, that they could be putting the period on Pax Americana and that’s
bad legacy to leave.