Republicans are so accustomed to exercising their power without regard to the laws and to the Constitution that they are now using their lawlessness as a campaign promise.
"If I have the opportunity to serve as your next governor," Bob Vander Plaats told a crowd of about 350 people at a rally, "and if no leadership has been taken to that point, on my first day of office I will issue an executive order that puts a stay on same-sex marriages until the people of Iowa vote, and when we vote we can affirm and amend the Constitution."
Never mind that it's illegal to so what Vanber Plaats promises he'll do.
Several lawmakers and Phil Roeder, a spokesman for Gov. Chet Culver, said the governor doesn't have that power.
"Governors in Iowa do not have the ability to prevent or overturn a decision of the Supreme Court through an executive order," Roeder said. "It's disappointing that some people, especially politicians, would try to mislead the public into thinking that governors do have such power."
Everyday America, an Iowa-based group that promotes socially conservative positions, led a rally against gay marriage today on the west side of the Iowa Capitol.
Members of the crowd prayed and said their faith in God guides their opposition.
Oh Lord, please - please grant Vander Plaats the election so he can break the law and take away rights - in your name Lord, Amen....
Is that American? I don't think so...
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