Ever get the feeling we live in Bizarro World? Attorney General Eric Holder told state attorneys general they do not have to defend their state’s constitutional laws if they find discriminatory.
Isn’t the attorney general’s job to uphold the law? If he disagrees with a law he should take the proper steps to change them versus encouraging law breaking activity. But what do you expect from an administration that thumbs its nose at the Constitution.
Much like the example President Obama sets, Holder is selective in what laws he feels are OK to break. He made the comments at the National Association of Attorneys General regarding state bans on gay marriage. He did say such cases should be “exceedingly rare” but said legal challenges to gay marriage bans would qualify as such a circumstance.
To begin with, no law enforcement official should ever encourage anything other than upholding the law. Secondly, the Federal Government needs to keep its nose out of the states’ business. Any Civics 101 course explains the separation of federal and state governments and I suggest Holder should enroll in a class.
Finally, a state’s constitutional law is typically voted in by the legislatures and carved through numerous committee meetings and encompass a large number of people. To allow a person’s personal preferences or political pressure to determine the fate of a law goes against a democratic society.
President Obama rules by executive fiat so it stands to reason his minions will follow suit. It does not make it right and another branch of government needs to check and balance. The problem most senators and congressional representatives only check the balance in their re-election coffers.