1/30/14 Rule of Law

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Last week, Mark Herring announced he would neglect his duty.

This is significant because he is the newly sworn-in Virginia Attorney-General.

Herring announced he believes Virginia’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a women to be wrong.  So, he won’t enforce it.  Even though — as a state senator — he vigorously supported and voted in favor of the ban in 2006.

Now listen carefully.  This topic isn’t about same-sex marriage.  It’s about Virginia’s highest ranking law enforcement officer choosing which laws he will not enforce.  What if he decided heroin use was okay? Or people should be allowed to vote 3 or 4 times each election?  Or robbing banks was acceptable?

His duty is to enforce all laws.  And the Virginia Constitution — he swore to uphold.  An oath he took only two weeks earlier.

Herring isn’t the only attorney-general to commit an impeachable offense [Article IV Section 17 of the Virginia Constitution]. 

U.S. Attorney-General Eric Holder has been picking which laws to enforce as if he were selecting items from the breakfast buffet.

Even President Obama has canceled, changed, delayed, or modified various elements of ObamaCare.  Authority he doesn’t possess.  And a violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Congressional leadership is complicit when they fail to uphold the Constitution.  And don’t hold him accountable. 

We’re witnessing in real time elected officials abandoning the rule-of-law in favor of a “Lord of the Flies”-style of government.

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