Alexander's Column

Undermining the Third Pillar of Liberty

By Mark Alexander · Mar. 3, 2011
“Marriage is in its origin a contract of natural law. It is the parent, and not the child of society; the source of civility and a sort of seminary of the republic.” –Justice Joseph Story

This day has been a study in contrasts.

It started with a sendoff for a Patriot friend and member of our National Advisory Board, Lt. Col. Charles Paige, USMC, who is on his way to Afghanistan for another year standing in harm’s way in one of the harshest fighting environments on earth. His wife and two children will be maintaining the home front in his absence. Semper Fi, Brother!

Back in the office, the morning news and policy review revealed this insight into Barack Hussein Obama’s warfighting strategy in Afghanistan: “Combat troops to get gay sensitivity training.” (Yes, you read that correctly.)

Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, the ranking enlisted man in Afghanistan, and an outspoken Obamaphile, took time out from a joint interview with his Afghan counterpart, Sgt. Maj. Roshan Safi, to confirm that training sessions will be required for all combat personnel at forward operating bases as part of Obama’s force-wide “Do Ask – Do Tell” agenda to integrate homosexuals into combat units.

“We will take our directions from the Department of Defense, from the secretary of defense, the chairman, as well as the service chiefs of each service,” said Hill. “Our plan is to take their direction, and we’re going to execute that training right here on the battlefield.”

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere around the world will receive this homosexual normalization indoctrination in the next few months.

As if that weren’t enough “change” for one day, the afternoon policy reports confirmed that Obama’s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General Eric Holder, will not enforce the law. Actually, in Obamese, they will “enforce the law but not defend it in court.” I’m referring specifically to Section 3 of DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as “the legal union between one man and one woman,” or genetically, “one male and one female,” under federal law.

DOMA doesn’t infringe upon states' rights to establish their own definition of marriage, but it does protect the several states from having to recognize another state’s standards for marriage. For example, Tennessee recognizes a driver license issued to a Hawaii driver, but it is not required to recognize a homosexual “marriage” license from Hawaii if that duo or duet should happen to move to Tennessee.

DOMA was signed into law by Bill Clinton after it received overwhelming congressional support, 85-14 in the Senate and 342-67 in the House. That notwithstanding, Holder has confused his post with that of a Supreme Court majority and has unilaterally declared DOMA unconstitutional.

Obama’s rejection of DOMA is his latest attempt to pander to members of his second-most vociferous constituency after government unions: homosexual unions.

After his December blessing upon homosexual service in the military, Obama said, “[M]y feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this. I have friends, I have people who work for me, who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. And they are extraordinary people, and this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about. It’s something that I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward.”

“Evolving”? Homosexual unions have no chance of evolving, only devolving, as they are self-solving. (A shout out to Jesse Jackson as the inspiration for those prose!)

On the DOMA decision, Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA), head of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Equality Congressional Caucus (seriously, there is one), met with Obama, and then told reporters, “Getting the DADT repeal, that went a long way toward alleviating the sense of unhappiness. Now, the DOMA decision means there’s no significant argument at all that the president has not been supportive.”

But is Obama’s high-profile rejection of DOMA solely to appease a minuscule pack of pantywaists in Congress, and their gender-confused constituents?

Though only 3.4 percent of Americans self-identify as “gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered,) the pernicious advancement of the homosexual agenda is very well funded, coordinated and executed. Consequently, almost half of adult Americans believe that 20-25 percent of Americans are LBGT, according to both the Centers for Disease Control. According to the Gallup Organization, women, youth and those with lower incomes and education, believe the numbers are much higher than they are. Part of the misconception might be that the highest percentage of LBGT live in among the high profile media and legislators in Washington, DC.

So what is Obama’s real agenda?

Obama’s endeavor to ”fundamentally transform America“ into a Socialist state is predicated on the success of his labors to destabilize the three pillars of Essential Liberty: Individual Liberty, Economic Liberty and Constitutional Liberty.

He has already dealt a latent deathblow to Economic Liberty by way of his generational debt bomb.

He has done more damage to Constitutional Liberty than any Leftist since Franklin Roosevelt.

And Obama knows the most effective method to erode Individual Liberty is to undermine the integrity of faith and family, and that is why he advocates overturning measures such as DADT and DOMA.

The notion that marriage is the foundation of society is time honored. In the words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (circa 50 BC), ”[T]he first principle of society consists in the marriage tie, the next in children, the next in a family within one roof, where everything is in common. This society gives rise to the city, and is, as it were, the nursery of the commonwealth.“

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LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA said:

America has devolved into an amoral, reletavistic, atavistic society. Over and over again we fall prey to candidates who promise us goodies and deliver misery instead.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:33 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

Amen brother! Promises, promises...then once elected...he thinks he's a demi-god, and he does have a Narcissistic Personality:

Wherever it says "I" put in the current presidents name!

1. I have a natural talent for influencing people.
2. Modesty doesn't become me.
3. I would do almost anything on a dare.
4. I know that I am good because everybody keeps telling me so.
5. If I ruled the world it would be a better place.
6. I can usually talk my way out of anything.
7. I like to be the center of attention.
8. I will be a success.
9. I think I am a special person.
10. I see myself as a good leader.
11. I am assertive.
12. I like to have authority over other people.
13. I find it easy to manipulate people.
14. I insist upon getting the respect that is due me.
15. I can read people like a book.
16. I will never be satisfied until I get all that I deserve.
17. I like to be complimented.
18. I am going to be a great person.
19. I can make a big percentage of believe anything I want them to.
20. I wish somebody would someday write my biography.
21. I am more capable than other people.
22. I am an extraordinary person.

God has been taken out of so much that He is fed up. I am a christian, and if anyone has ever studied the Old Testament in Word of God, they would understand how God dealt with His people when they disobeyed Him, turned their backs on Him and replaced it with pure unadulterated EVIL! look around us...disobedience, no morals, self love, power hungry, civil unrest, and the list just keeps growing!

God Himself put the president in his seat in the White House. ("Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God." (Romans 13:1)

What people need to do is ask themselves "why?".

Perhaps a warning? Now, I do not know how all of this will come out, perhaps God is just giving us a shake to wake up and acknowledge Him once again, or perhaps He is saying "Get ready, for the Son of Man is coming, and He shall judge the people whether they have done good or have done bad."

"When right, I shall often be thought wrong by those whose positions will not command a view of the whole ground."

–Thomas Jefferson, Second Inaugural Address, 1805

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Matheus in Atlanta, GA replied:

Don't put God into why we have a socialist in office. That is not God's fault or God's work. God is good, not evil. Yes, He allows us to go through challenges and sufferings in life but to put God as one of the reasons why we have a evil man as the POTUS, well, you are misguided. The NT also is in affect nowadays, not the Old Testament. While the OT is very important, as it is part of our history, it is not what matters 1st and foremost because God's son Jesus came with grace and that is what counts.

Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 7:36 PM

LibertyIsUS in Arlington, VA said:

Nice tie, Barrack.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:35 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:


Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM

Sandra said:

There seems to be a statement in President Obama's tie and lapel pin. I looked up National Flags to see if he was making note of a specific country. I found nothing. Perhaps someone can enlighten us?`

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:40 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

Does the symbol have a circle with an "A" inside? :/

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Dave said:

The rainbow has been co-opted by the homosexual movement as its symbol. It belongs to those who see it in a Biblical setting as a sign from God, revealing His love for mankind.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:45 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

Dave, you are NOT crazy, you, I, and many others have tried to awake people for the inevitable, if things do not change in the hearts of man! The rainbow IS a promise to the world that there will be no more destruction of the world by a flood. The gays have no right to tread on that FACT! Thank you for your post. It's been sometime ago, and I hope you get this reply...otherwise, keep telling, even if one person listens, it will have been worth it! :)

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Chuck Anziulewicz said:

The Obama Administration is getting a lot of criticism from social conservatives for ending its defense of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). However, if part of President Obama’s job is to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, he made the right call. There was never any point in defending something as clearly unconstitutional as DOMA. This law sets up differing legal standards for Gay and Straight couples, thus violating the 14th Amendment. Because of DOMA, even Gay couples who are legally married in Iowa or Massachusetts are unrecognized by the federal government for the purposes of tax law and Social Security. Also, unlike married Straight couples, married Gay couples become “UN-married” if they move across state lines, so DOMA violates the “Full Faith & Credit” clause. Hell, even a lawyer with the American Family Association has admitted that DOMA is “probably unconstitutional.” Details are here: its own actions, the federal government has made marriage a federal issue. Most of the legal benefits of marriage are bestowed by the federal government. You can argue about religion and parenthood until the cows come home, and it will not negate the fact that there is simply no constitutional justification for denying law-abiding, taxpaying Gay couples the same legal benefits that Straight couples have always taken for granted.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:47 PM

The Editor replied:

If Obama was abiding by his oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," he would never read the 14th Amendment, or any of the others, as broadly as the Leftjudiciary. Of course, he subscribes to the notion of a "living constitution," which is completely anathema to our Founder's intent.

winterhope in Coquille replied:


Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Jack said:

I certainly hope this prognostication does not come to pass for the land of the free, home of the brave.The Rise and Fall of Democracy... About the time our original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier: "A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government.""A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.""The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, those nations always progressed through the following sequence: 1. From bondage to spiritual faith;2. From spiritual faith to great courage; 3. From courage to liberty; 4. From liberty to abundance; 5. From abundance to complacency; 6. From complacency to apathy; 7. From apathy to dependence; 8. From dependence back into bondage"I sincerely hope we prove Professor Tyler wrong!

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Vince said:

I hope you're being sarcastic as it is obvious the tie and lapel pin are photoshopped for effect.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 12:53 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

Really? Photoshopped? Interesting.

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:11 PM

Ruth Ann Wilson said:

On this subject of Sodomites, Would everybody please read Genesis 18,19, in the Bible. "God is angry with the wicked everyday", when the "bunch" started this WAY BACK, God intervened. READ it.God doesn't change, "I CHANGE NOT" is What God tells us in Scripture.God is long suffering, but there a Day of Judgment, and it came upon Sodom and Gomorrah.For God & CountryThe American

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Grandson of Liberty said:

Add this as one more weight on the pendulum to swing it wider. But like all pendulums, it has to swing back. The farther we as a nation swing away from God, the less He is in our lives and the less protection we have against Satan. Eventually, out of necessity, we will come to our senses and remember that God is the source of all joy and life. We will forget these ridiculous ideas that we are in control of our lives. Once we have hit rock bottom, we will have no other place to turn than to the source of all good and we will again restore our Republic - if not this one, then another. Good always overcomes evil - are we ready, yet? Do we have to hit rock bottom? How low are we willing to go? Eventually, we have to stand for right. Our Constitution is based upon natural laws, but unfortunately, that does not mean that all our laws are - and regulations are definitely not based upon natural laws. We have to reset back to our Constitution and soon or it will be a long time before man is ready to once again rule himself without tyranny.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Grandson of Liberty said:

Sandra, it is a doctored picture with the idea that he stands for the "Rainbow Coalition".

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Just Saying said:

Hey Ruth AnnI don't believe in God. So why should I be subjected to YOUR beliefs?

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:08 PM

The Editor replied: you "believe" in nature?

Anita York in Newark replied:

Dear "just saying" -- it's not Ruth Ann's beliefs that you need to be concerned about. It is the divinely inspired Word of God that will judge you in "the last day." And don't add, "I told you I don't believe in God." You see, your unbelief doesn't change God's existence, or the truth of His Word. Take it as a sincerely offered word of caution: you will most certainly believe in God when you close your eyes to this world and open them to the next. You will bow your knees to Him and confess that He is Lord. The problem with this is that believing in God when you face Him in eternity will not benefit you in any way. Confessing that He is Lord, in that setting, will not save you. Please do not take offense at what I'm saying. But for your own sake, investigate the reality of God. Don't just shut your eyes and refuse to be persuaded by all the evidence of His existence. You know, He loves you, and if you will honestly ask Him to reveal Himself to you, He will do just that. You don't need to be afraid of finding out He's real. He only has your good in view. That's why He sacrificed His own Son for your soul's sake. In a very real sense, He loves you more than He loves His own Son. Now that is something worthy of our consideration! May the Lord help you find Life, and Life more abundantly.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:30 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:

I'm not Ruth, but perhaps you should hear the warnings. Just because you do not believe in God, doesn't mean He doesn't believe in YOU!

(Psalm 14:1-7)

14. "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good."

Those who do not believe in God, does any good!

Sorry guy, that IS the story and I am sticking to it!

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:15 PM

winterhope in Coquille replied:


(Psalm 14:1-7)
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that does good."

Those who do not believe in God, do NO good!

Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Grandson of Liberty said:

I wanted to make an observation. We have vast resources in the USA - oil, wood, minerals, farmland, etc. We have been blessed with the raw materials to be self sufficient as a nation. My fear is that we will eventually be so far in debt that rather than use our own resources, like oil, to get us out of this mess, we will be exploited for our natural resources because of the vast weight of the debt will not allow us to negotiate properly and the only thing left is our resources. Seems to me that this is the object of the Left in making us equal to the world and allowing the world to exploit us while dragging us down to the third world's level. We MUST drill, drill, drill; end subsidies; and allow the free market to find equalibrium.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:11 PM

hmmathis in Venice, Florida said:

It never ceases to amaze me, a retired military veteran, that two presidents who never served--one who actively dodged the draft-- really pushed for homosexuals in the military. It appears that these dirtbags really had a strong desire to hurt the military and our country.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:13 PM

Fred said:

Total frustration, anguish, and anger. Those are my emotions as I write this. I will most likely be dead by the time history deals with this man.For my part, as a Vietnam veteran, I can just imagine what effect this ridiculous training will have on the marines and soldiers who have to go through it.November 2012 can not come fast enough. My only hope is a majority of the American people come to their senses and throw out this president along with all his people. America can not stand this daily onslaught of race baiting and hypocrisy.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Brian said:

This is goal 26 of the Communist goals:

Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM