Shouldn't a federal judge know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?

Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Confuses Declaration of Independence With Constitution

Frances Martel
Big Government
14 Feb 2014

A federal judge struck down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine’s Day. Except the history of the historic ruling isn’t exactly up to par: Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that “all men are created equal,” which is, instead, the first line of the Declaration of Independence.

“Our Constitution declares that ‘all men’ are created equal. Surely this means all of us,” Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion. That line opens the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and appears nowhere in the Constitution…

…The Virginia decision follows a declaration from Attorney General Eric Holder that the federal government will begin to expand same-sex marriage rights from the top down by recognizing marriages between same-sex couples on a federal level that invalidates the ability of states that ban such rights. Privileges included in this expansion by the federal government would include spousal privilege in a courtroom and the right to jointly file for bankruptcy.


The complete article, with video, is at Big Government.


Related:  Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Introduce State Marriage Defense Act


 CAJ note: But, obviously, there are so many tragic victims of the Department of Education perhaps most won’t notice the Judge’s gaffe:  One in Four Americans Unaware That Earth Circles Sun



Update:  Yes, Most Judges Are this Stupid (And why lawyers make terrible Judges of the Constitution)

…Somewhere Thomas Jefferson and James Madison are rolling over in their graves.  This is also why we can’t trust lawyers to know the difference between ‘Constitutional’ and ‘I like it so it must be in the Constitution’.  These people aren’t taught the Constitution in ‘Constitutional Law’, instead they are taught what  Courts have said about the Constitution…



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