The Founders Warned Us About Some One Some Time...Could Be Right About Now.

"The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation on the ruins of public liberty.
It serves always to distract the public councils and feeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection. It opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of party passions.
It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves with in their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism.
If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."

George Washington’s Farewell Address


FLAHR in, the name of a gold coin first made in Florence in the 1200's. The name comes from the Latin word for flower. The florin bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Saint John the Baptist on the other side. The first English florin was issued as a six-shilling gold coin in the reign of Edward III (1327-1377). A Silver English florin worth two shillings was first coined in 1849.
[The World Book Encyclopedia]
A USA Silver ten cent coin, bore the imprint of a lily on one side, and the figure of Franklin D. Roosevelt (USA Pres. 1933-1945) on the other side (Dime).

Feb 16, 2010

Gay Couples Same Sex Marriage--Trying To Do End Run Around Texas State Constitution

Angelique Naylor, 39, and Sabina Daly, 41, married in 2004 in Massachusetts. (Legally married in one State and seeks a divorce in another State, that does not recognize Same- Sex Marriage).
"We never asked them to grant us a Same-Sex Marriage. We only asked them to legally recognize that we needed a divorce," Naylor said.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott spokesman Jerry Strickland said in a statement, "The State maintains that the Court has no legal authority to grant this divorce, and as a result, the State must intervene in this case to defend the Texas Constitution."
Texas is one of numerous States that have passed Constitutional Amendments banning gay marriage; defines marriage as between one man and one woman; also defined in the Texas Family Code.
State District Judge Scott Jenkins (Democrat), granted the divorce orally and ordered the parties to put their agreement in writing and return to court next month for his signature.
Abbott's petition in intervention was filed Thursday after the agreement was reached in court. In it, Abbott notes that after Naylor filed for divorce in December, Daly argued that divorce was the wrong legal remedy for the couple and that the court should instead declare the marriage void.
Abbott's petition said that through legal voidance, "the parties can achieve a legal termination of their Massachusetts marriage, through an enforceable judgment."
Abbott's office has sought to intervene in a Texas Same-Sex Divorce case, before State District Judge Tena Callahan in Dallas County ruled in October that Two Men could divorce in Texas.
Callahan ruled in that case that the prohibition of Same-Sex Marriage violates the right to equal protection under the U.S. Constitution.
Greg Abbott (Republican) has appealed the ruling. It is pending in the state's 5th Court of Appeals.
The full faith and credit clause of the U.S. Constitution, is the subject in the Naylor-Daly divorce.
That clause "requires that a valid judgment from one state be enforced in other states regardless of the laws or public policy of the other states."
Abbott's filing discounts that the full faith and credit clause would require Texas courts to recognize Same-Sex Marriages granted in other jurisdictions.
This is one for the funny books.
We will have to wait for the Appeals Court Ruling on the Two Gay Men seeking a divorce from the Dallas County October Case.
And then see what will unfold in the Two Women seeking a divorce from the Travis County December Case.
This is the reason why Same Sex marriage can not be taken seriously. The Liberal Agenda is out to tear down the National Back Bone of American Society- Marriage, marriage between One Man and One Woman.  
And do an end run around State Legislature, and tear down States Rights.  
Read more- American Statesman