Scott Walker, the absentee Governor of Wisconsin, who has UNofficially been running for President the past five years has been famous for not taking a stance(Ie. the "no comment" candidate), or flip flopping on his beliefs on a daily basis.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, finally gave Scott Walker a cause that he could step out and actually take a stand.
If you missed it, you might ask yourself what made Scott Walker step up in anger and vow to change when he becomes President:
Is it the fact that we have a school to prison pipeline and Wisconsin, under Scott Walker, is the worst state for black Americans? That is what got Scott Walker so upset right?
Well no, he actually has never addressed this problem.
Is it the fact that Mr. Walker made a rare guest appearance in Wisconsin, to sign a bill that eliminated the 48 hour waiting period for purchasing handguns, where the justification was based on a sick lie?
No, to keep his A+ rating from the NRA, he will sign anything they tell him too.
Maybe, it was the fact his signature "job creating" committee, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp(WEDC), that he appointed himself Chairman of the Board of, was just found to have given $500.000 of Wisconsin taxpayer money to his good friend Bill Minahan, so he could pay off the lease on his Maserati?
No, Minahan maxed out his donations to "Friends of Scott Walker", which means under WEDC rules, he is entitled to as much Wisconsin taxpayer money as possible.
Scott Walker is not the least bit concerned about any of those issues. Scott Walker is on a mission to end the ability of our LGBT friends to get married.
Walker, who often reminds people he is "not a lawyer", spoke up loud and clear how he feels about this SCOTUS ruling, calling it a "grave mistake":
I believe this Supreme Court decision is a grave mistake. Five unelected judges have taken it upon themselves to redefine the institution of marriage, an institution that the author of this decision acknowledges ‘has been with us for millennia.’ In 2006 I, like millions of Americans, voted to amend our state constitution to protect the institution of marriage from exactly this type of judicial activism. The states are the proper place for these decisions to be made, and as we have seen repeatedly over the last few days, we will need a conservative president who will appoint men and women to the Court who will faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our land without injecting their own political agendas. As a result of this decision, the only alternative left for the American people is to support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to reaffirm the ability of the states to continue to define marriage.Recognizing that our Founders made our Constitution difficult to amend, I am reminded that it was first amended to protect our ‘First Freedom’ - the free exercise of religion. The First Amendment does not simply protect a narrow ‘right to worship,’ but provides broad protection to individuals and institutions to worship and act in accordance with their religious beliefs. In fact, the Wisconsin constitution explicitly protects the rights of conscience of our citizens. I can assure all Wisconsinites concerned about the impact of today’s decision that your conscience rights will be protected, and the government will not coerce you to act against your religious beliefs.
I call on the president and all governors to join me in reassuring millions of Americans that the government will not force them to participate in activities that violate their deeply held religious beliefs. No one wants to live in a country where the government coerces people to act in opposition to their conscience. We will continue to fight for the freedoms of all Americans.
Are you really a serious candidate, much less a person, if the one thing that you actually take a stand on is a SCOTUS ruling allowing gay Americans who are in love and committed relationships to confirm their relationship via marriage vows?
Apparently it is only ok, if you invite Scott to your wedding, so he can get free food and drinks.
PS: It is not bad enough to take such a ridiculous position, but he is in lock step with Glenn Grothman.
“I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision today to overturn same-sex marriage laws around the country,” said Congressman Grothman. “This would have been unthinkable 20 years ago, and as recently as three years ago President Obama said he was opposed to same-sex marriage. The American people are more than capable of making these decisions, just like we did in Wisconsin in 2006. Unfortunately, five Supreme Court justices clearly do not believe in the original intent of the 14th amendment as it was ratified in 1868. The contempt these Supreme Court justices have for the intent of our Constitution is shocking. This decision was partially influenced by recent public opinion, but the Constitution, as well as religious beliefs, should not change at the whim of public opinion.”
U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman is serving his first term representing Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Contact his Washington, D.C., office at (202) 225-2476, or online at grothman.house.gov.
Scott Walker is on a crusade, the question is can he get enough people to follow his far right extremist cause to actually become our next President?