Friday, September 4, 2015

American Justice

So Kimberly Davis must go to jail for refusing to issue licenses to gay couples who wish to marry. It's a difficult situation. She swore an oath, presumably, to uphold the law, and she's now refusing on religious principle to do what she swore to do.

Some argue that she should resign if her job conflicts with her faith. Maybe so. In fact, maybe every elected official, like Ms Davis, should resign or be put in jail if they refuse to uphold the laws they swore to carry out. Of course, as Sen. Ted Cruz correctly notes, that includes many of our nation's mayors and even our nation's president:
For every politician — Democrat and Republican — who is tut-tutting that Davis must resign, they are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city — resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?

Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?

When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis.
Quite so. We have a double standard in this country when it comes to requiring public officials to follow the law. CIA Director General David Petraeus broke the law by keeping classified documents in his home, and he's been punished with two years probation and a $100,000 fine. Hillary Clinton kept classified documents on a computer to which the whole world had access and not only has she not been indicted, but every Democrat in the country will still vote for her for president.

President Obama has consistently violated laws, as Cruz mentions, concerning welfare reform, Obamacare, and immigration, but there's nothing that can be done because the constitutional remedy for law-breaking by a public official - impeachment - is impossible in the president's case as long as there are enough Democrats in the Senate to block his removal.

But let an intrepid but powerless woman who has the courage of her convictions, whether her convictions are right or wrong, do what President Obama and numerous city mayors have done with much greater harm to the citizens of this country when they refuse to carry out our immigration laws, and some bully of a judge slaps the poor woman in jail lickety-split. What a country.