Republican candidate for governor Bob Vander Plaats seems to think he's running for supreme monarch. To hell with We Are A Nation Of Laws Not Of Men; we must stop The Gay! BVP vowed Monday:
"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.”
Leave aside that you don't "affirm" the Constitution by amending it; the realy scary thing here is that Vander Plaats puts himself above the law:
“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.”
Confronted with this radical notion, Vander Plaats said: “Who says the courts get the final say?”
Now, I ain't no smart lawyer or nuthin' but even I know there's more to the law than Varnum v. Brien and Roe v. Wade. I suggest King Bob brush up on his Constitutional Law 101, starting with Marbury v. Madison.