Ignoring the Constitution - A bi-partisan pandering for votes of Lesbians and/or women in general.
- Both parties enthusiastically joined together to grow the Federal government with the Violence Against Women Act. Never mind that violence against women is already illegal under state laws.
- Congress offered Federal "protection" to 50% of the voters . . . . I mean protection to women.
- The Bill of Rights and the 10th Amendment are ignored by both Democrats and Republicans.
Growing Big Centralized Government - When first passed into law, the Act provided $1.6 billion toward investigation and prosecution of violent crimes against women, imposed automatic and mandatory restitution on those convicted, and allowed civil redress (a lawyer's feast) in cases prosecutors chose to leave un-prosecuted.
The Act also grew the size of the Federal government and established the Office on Violence Against Women within the Department of Justice.
In the 2000 Supreme Court case United States v. Morrison, a sharply divided Court struck down the VAWA provision allowing women the right to sue their attackers in federal court. By a 5–4 majority, the Court's conservative wing overturned the provision as an intrusion on states' rights.
VAWA was reauthorized by a "small government" Republican Congress in 2000, and again by a "small government" Republican Congress in December 2005.
So much for all the bullshit about the Constitution.