Ok, as you know, I normally do not step into the realm of current events or politics on this blog. I think that, as a general rule, it’s not only a huge waste of time in that it accomplishes approximately Jack and Squat, but also because they are subjects that generally only start arguments. That being said, this is one I’ll comment on because I truly don’t “get” it.
Right now, a woman in Kentucky is sitting in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. People are, predictably, calling for her blood/her head on a platter, calling her every imaginable name in the book and many times saying something like the following: “You can’t choose what laws you obey! YOU HAVE TO OBEY THE LAW! IF YOU DON’T, YOU BELONG IN jAIL, YOU BIGOT!”
This is where I’m scratching my head. If that’s the case, then what about:
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy – remember him? Part of the branch of our government that interprets laws but doesn’t MAKE them? He imposed his own will on the people, violating the highest law in the land – the Constitution – and got away with it.
Our current President: According to a report here , some 76 violations of Constitutional and US law are listed, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Yet nothing is done.
Lois Lerner – former IRS exec who deliberately targeted conservative groups and abused her power, breaking the law, but yet still is free.
Sanctuary City mayors – people who proudly and openly defy immigration and deportation laws of the Federal government, yet do so with impunity
The list goes on, but you get the point. If we’re going to hold one person accountable by saying that they cannot selectively enforce or obey the law – then shouldn’t that be the case for everyone? Or does it, when all is said and done, come down to a very simple principle; she’s a low level clerk who stood for what she believed in and is now being made a pariah for her unpopular and non-PC view, whereas the rest of these people are powerful and on the inside track of power and position?
It’s sad, when you think of it. Confusing, too. I hate double standards, personally. It’s all the more disgusting when you see them played out in the guise of “fairness” and “equality.” Whatever you think of her decision, right or wrong -don’t miss the bigger picture. There’s a heinous double standard here, friends – and unless we all stand up, now, against it, it’s just going to get worse.
God bless today, my friends.