Gates Blackmails Senate With Threat of Hyperactive Judiciary

By Bryan Fischer

The Secretary of Defense is blackmailing the United States Senate into normalizing homosexuality in the military by threatening them with out-of-control judicial activism.

If the Senate does not legalize sexual deviancy in the armed forces, says Robert Gates, the U.S. military will be at the “mercy of the courts.”

In saying this, Gates, who is in charge of our national security, shows that he cannot even stand up to unelected oligarchs in black robes, meekly surrendering to their threatened tyranny without even firing a metaphorical shot.

If we have a defense secretary who is unwilling to protect the military from unhinged but unarmed judges, how will he protect us from unhinged but well-armed Muslims?

The Constitution is plain, according to Article I, Section 8, that the authority to establish rules for the military belongs exclusively to Congress. Verbatim: “The Congress shall have Power … To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces…”

So the president cannot change the rules by executive fiat, and the courts cannot do it by judicial fiat. Making rules for the military is the exclusive province of Congress.

So what would a muscular secretary of defense and a muscular president do, should the courts order them to accept open homosexuals? The answer is simple: ignore them.

They should pay absolutely no attention to such an overreaching and utterly unjustified ruling. Such a ruling would be null and void the moment it was issued, since the Constitution gives no power – none, zip, zilch, nada – to the federal judiciary to make the rules for the armed forces.

The commander-in-chief and the secretary of defense should proceed as if such a ruling had never been issued at all. From a constitutional standpoint, it is a nullity and has no more authority than if you or I had ordered the military to embrace homosexuals. You and I have no authority to order such an action, and neither does the Supreme Court.

Here’s what a muscular and masculine president would and should say:: “Let me be clear. I can read the Constitution just like the Supreme Court can, and it’s clear that the justices have absolutely no right to tell the military how it should be governed. Since their ruling has no legal force, we are going to ignore them and follow the Constitution and allow Congress to make the rules. If the Supreme Court doesn’t like it, well, tough darts. Maybe we need a new Supreme Court. As for me and my house, we are going to follow the Constitution whether the Supreme Court does or not. The Supreme Court has felt the liberty for decades now to ignore the plain meaning of the Constitution and they’ve just about wrecked our country in the progress. I love this country too much to be a part of that, and I will not submit to judicial tyranny a moment longer. I can’t stop them from trashing the Constitution, but I’m under no obligation to follow suit. I didn’t take an oath to uphold and defend judicial activism, I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, and that’s what I‘m going to do. If they think I’m going to break that oath when it comes to our nation’s defense, they have another big think coming.”

To meekly submit to a farcical and unconstitutional order from the Supreme Court to mainstream homosexuality into our armed forces would reveal our currently military leadership – including the commander-in-chief – to be the craven and weak leaders they apparently are.

They evidently don’t have the stomach to stand up to the unconstitutional actions of judges and they cannot stand up to the ceasing nagging of militant homosexuals. Why in the world should we expect them to stand up to militant Muslims?

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

Self-Educated American contributing editor, Bryan Fischer, is Director of Issue Analysis for Government and Public Policy at the American Family Association, and is the host of the daily ‘Focal Point’ radio talk program on AFR Talk, a division of the American Family Association. ‘Focal Point’ airs live from 1-3 pm Central Time, and is also simulcast on the AFA Channel, which can be seen on the Sky Angel network.