There Are Three Branches, Mr. Holder

To The Reader’s Forum:

Picking and choosing laws is not how things are supposed to work!

Attorney General Eric Holder is taking the lackluster lawless attitude of the Obama administration and passing it down to state attorneys general. During a recent interview with The New York Times, Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with, specifically when it comes to the issue of gay marriage.

It is highly unusual for the United States Attorney General to advise his state counterparts on how and when to refuse to defend state laws. What!? But Mr. Holder said when laws touch on core constitutional issues like equal protection, an attorney general should apply the highest level of scrutiny before reaching a decision on whether to defend it.(or not) ….”Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that’s appropriate for an attorney general to do,” Mr. Holder said. So, folks, does that apply to everyone? You can determine which laws to obey and which ones not to obey? We are supposed to be a nation of laws. We are a Constitutional Republic not a pure Democracy. The former follows laws; the latter (when pushed to its limit) is no more than mob rule. Incidentally, we do have three branches Mr. Holder.

Dr. Donald V. Erickson

Lighthouse Baptist Church

Jamestown