Via TPM, the bats are loose in Utah.
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association on Saturday organized a meeting in Highland, Utah to call for an uprising and to express their opposition to same-sex marriage in Utah, Fox 13 Now Salt Lake City reported.
“The people of Utah have rights, too, not just the homosexuals. The homosexuals are shoving their agenda down our throats,” Former Graham County, Ariz., Sheriff Richard Mack said at the meeting.
A federal judge in December struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage, and courts subsequently denied the state’s request for a temporary stay, which would keep counties from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the state appeals the ruling.
By the third stay denial, most counties in Utah were issuing licenses to all couples.
Mack said that Gov. Gary Herbert (R) failed the people of Utah.
“State sovereignty supercedes [sic] what this judge did,” Mack said. “The Governor needs to get some courage and grip.”
In spite of their name, the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association does not seem to understand that federal laws and the federal constitution supersede state laws, as do federal courts. Nullification by states of federal law has been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court under Article III. (Not to mention that there was a civil war to settle the matter. It was in all the papers.)
Not that it matters to these bozos; their understanding of law is based on what they hear on AM radio and Fox News, so as far as they’re concerned, the federal government is the jackboot on the necks of the the people unless there’s a natural disaster, wildfire, flood, or farm subsidies. Then they’re standing in line with their hand out, of course, and they were very much in favor of such federal decrees as the Defense of Marriage Act.
Also, it’s funny how these people are always obsessed with homosexuals “shoving their agenda down our throats.” Um, not to get too technical, but if you have to shove it, you’re going at it all wrong.