Sunday, January 06, 2008

Romney Ignored "Separation of Powers" Requirement of Constitution

This banner from the Spring of 2004 was recently unearthed in a MassResistance activist's garage. It was held at various demonstrations in Boston and environs, including the Faneuil Hall rally for marriage on May 14, and on Boston City Hall Plaza when the phony "marriages" began on May 17, and on overpasses on major highways. Its message was wilfully ignored by Mitt Romney.

(See our 3-part series from Dec. 2007.)

ALL of us Americans in the over-40 crowd (who stayed awake during history and civics class) learned about the basic truth and beauty of our constitutional SEPARATION OF POWERS (most carefully written into our Massachusetts Constitution by John Adams) in junior high and high school. Maybe Mitt Romney forgot his lessons?

Here are clauses of the Massachusetts Constitution Gov. Romney failed to uphold when he implemented homosexual “marriage” in 2004. (Come on, stay awake, these are easy to understand!)

"[T]he people of this commonwealth are not controllable by any other laws than those to which their constitutional representative body have given their consent." (PART I, Article X)

"In the government of this commonwealth, the legislative department shall never exercise the executive and judicial powers, or either of them: the executive shall never exercise the legislative and judicial powers, or either of them: the judicial shall never exercise the legislative and executive powers, or either of them: to the end it may be a government of laws and not of men." (Part I, Article XXX)

"The power of suspending the laws, or the execution of the laws, ought never to be exercised but by the legislature, or by authority derived from it, to be exercised in such particular cases only as the legislature shall expressly provide for." (PART I, Article XX) [So, the one man/one woman marriage statute is still in effect, since it has not been overturned or amended by the Legislature. The Court and Gov. Romney had no power to order or act on changing the statute.]

"All the laws which have heretofore been adopted, used and approved … shall still remain and be in full force, until altered or repealed by the legislature…" (PART THE SECOND, Article VI)

Even the Goodridge majority said they were not suspending the marriage statute: “Here, no one argues that striking down the marriage laws is an appropriate form of relief." In fact, they admitted that under the marriage statute, Chapter 207 of the Massachusetts General Laws, homosexual marriage was (and therefore still is) illegal under the statute in force then -- and now: “We conclude, as did the judge, that M.G.L. c. 207 may not be construed to permit same-sex couples to marry.”