Matthew J. Frank, Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Radford University, has penned an excellent response at National Review Online to David Blankenhorn’s criticism of the Scholars Statement and President Lincoln:
At The American Interest, David Blankenhorn tries to repossess Abraham Lincoln from a group of scholars (among whom I proudly count myself) who have invoked the Great Emancipator by denouncing the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision as lawless, and called on public officials and candidates to treat it in the same way. (We also call on our fellow Americans to join us.) The precise issue between Blankenhorn and us is whether we can in fact claim Lincoln, as we make our argument that a Supreme Court ruling on a contested question is not the last word on the law of the land, and needn’t be treated as obligatory on other officials who take an oath to obey the Constitution.
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