- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 22, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

According to a recent editorial, “Obama appointees question the value of holy matrimony” (“Attacking the Defense of Marriage Act,” Opinion, Oct. 28). Let’s play that again. The administration is attempting to repudiate the Defense of Marriage Act - in spite of the fact that the legislation was approved overwhelmingly 85 to 14 in the Senate and 342 to 67 in the House. As the editorial says, “Apparently, the administration doesn’t much care about public opinion or electoral consequences.”

Yet there are electoral consequences. Despite warnings from The Washington Times during the presidential campaign, the counsel fell on deaf ears. Liberal Democrats and their media sympathizers virtually ignored President Obama’s nefarious alliances with the likes of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers. Is it therefore surprising that Mr. Obama’s appointees resemble the radical extremists with whom he had been associating for decades?

The Congress would do well to consider the misguided judgment of the Obama appointees - Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler and “regulatory czar” Cass Sunstein - for what it is. It is nothing less than an insidious attempt on the part of the radical left to redefine marriage - without regard to the consequences to society. As the prophet Isaiah proclaimed, “Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”

BRIAN STUCKEY

Denver

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