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Eric Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don't Have to Enforce Laws You Disagree With
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Posted on 02/25/2014 8:56:43 PM PST by chessplayer

Attorney General Eric Holder is taking the lawless attitude of the Obama administration and passing it down to state attorneys general. Yesterday during an 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. 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. He said the decision should never be political or based on policy objections.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 666; bhodoj; holdervsamericans; homosexualagenda; lawbreakers; noconstitution; nojustice; nolaw
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1 posted on 02/25/2014 8:56:43 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Holder: “Your ethical responsibility to your client? Pffft!”


2 posted on 02/25/2014 8:58:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: chessplayer
Holder said state attorneys general do not have to enforce laws they disagree with

Really? They swear an oath as a condition of being able to hold their respective offices that they will.

3 posted on 02/25/2014 8:59:24 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: chessplayer

Well that opens the voter id laws right back up, doesn’t it?


4 posted on 02/25/2014 8:59:35 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: chessplayer

Civil wars have started for much less.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 9:00:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: chessplayer

This scummy SOB needs to be impeached! Along with his scummy boss.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 9:00:25 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t like the tax laws.


7 posted on 02/25/2014 9:01:24 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: chessplayer

Hey we don’t have to obey laws we disagree with. Take Obamacare for instance.

In fact, we can’t wait. If Congress won’t act to control the border, we will.

Howzat?

I’m just getting started.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 9:01:39 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: chessplayer; All
Eric Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don't Have to Enforce Laws You I Disagree With
9 posted on 02/25/2014 9:01:42 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: chessplayer

Bull. Eric Holder is just saying that to try and draw done the guard of the states. At some point, once the tyrannists have everything in place, they will go to war with the states to get their laws enforced.


10 posted on 02/25/2014 9:02:24 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jim Robinson
This scummy SOB needs to be impeached hanged! Along with his scummy boss.

FTFY.

11 posted on 02/25/2014 9:03:22 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: chessplayer

He speaks like one who thinks he will be in charge forever ... scares the hell out of me.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 9:04:11 PM PST by doc1019
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To: Vince Ferrer
Well that opens the voter id laws right back up, doesn’t it?

Yep.

And what about all those fancy ugly-gun bans as well?

And background checks?

And a whole lotta stuf...

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13 posted on 02/25/2014 9:04:31 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: chessplayer

So...like Obamacare? ATF nonsense?


14 posted on 02/25/2014 9:04:45 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


15 posted on 02/25/2014 9:05:12 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: chessplayer

“When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.”

Benjamin Disraeli

our esteemed AG seems to have gone into Plan B mode (of the above)


16 posted on 02/25/2014 9:05:33 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: chessplayer

Where do we get morons like Erica?

Let’s see, between the liars, cheats, thieves, morons, idiots, retards, what else is there to consider democrats?


17 posted on 02/25/2014 9:06:11 PM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: P-Marlowe

Gun laws, too.

Full autos and suppressors for all!!!!


18 posted on 02/25/2014 9:07:38 PM PST by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Jim Robinson

I am on board...any of our leaders in Washington have the courage to finally act?


19 posted on 02/25/2014 9:07:46 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: RandallFlagg

Speed limits cramp my style.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 9:10:38 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Republican Wildcat
Here is the oath the AG Takes:

'I (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.'

Merely disagreeing with a law is poor way to state his case. If a law is unconstitutional is he obligated to defend it? That then brings us to who makes the appropriate decision as to which laws might be unconstitutional (it is not the AG!).

This current regime just does not care what the law says, if it hurts their cause.

21 posted on 02/25/2014 9:10:44 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: Ray76
Ever since Bammy and H0lder have gone to selective Law Enforcement and Traitor Roberts went to Constitutional negation, we can now choose which laws to obey for ourselves.

SCOTUS has no authority. The Feds neither.

22 posted on 02/25/2014 9:11:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: P-Marlowe

I think the snow plow guys have to go to 0 deg offset when hitting same.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 9:12:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: P-Marlowe
"Speed limits cramp my style."

Safe and reasonable is the Natural Law, as governed by the Laws of Physics.

24 posted on 02/25/2014 9:15:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson

From the mouth piece of the dictator Obama. Remember, does this include all the laws they disagree with? I bet it doesn’t only the ones that the dictator wants.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 9:17:34 PM PST by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Paladin2
Safe and reasonable is the Natural Law, as governed by the Laws of Physics.

You're not saying that speeding as a form of a cheap thrill should be against the law, are you?

What if I disagree with the Safe and Reasonable standard?

As a matter of fact, I disagree with just about every law passed since 1812.

26 posted on 02/25/2014 9:21:05 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: chessplayer

Well then, if they don’t have to enforce laws they don’t agree with, I guess we don’t have to obey laws we don’t agree with. Any and every law, every law there Eric, is now open for debate and situational interpretation. Every law. Think about that long and hard Eric.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 9:29:31 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: P-Marlowe
"speeding as a form of a cheap thrill should be against the law"

Natural selection rules. Hold my beer.

28 posted on 02/25/2014 9:30:17 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: chessplayer

Over half the state AGs don’t agree with Obamacare, so hey, that’s a heckuva deal, thank Eric!


29 posted on 02/25/2014 9:40:30 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: chessplayer

No controlling legal authority.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 9:43:42 PM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: TLI

Don’t forget standing orders on race.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 9:54:12 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

“Well that opens the voter id laws right back up, doesn’t it?” And machine guns.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 9:55:46 PM PST by ebshumidors
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To: ThunderSleeps

I think that’s the plan.


33 posted on 02/25/2014 9:56:32 PM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: chessplayer

I don’t have to obey laws I disagree with.


34 posted on 02/25/2014 10:30:54 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

bump!

and the state AG’s don’t work for him


35 posted on 02/25/2014 10:34:30 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: chessplayer

Law enforcement,,,, choosing which laws it will enforce, is pure police state. Its the very definition of law enforcement taking over the legislative function.


36 posted on 02/25/2014 10:46:49 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: chessplayer

Guess what, Mr. Eric the Black, I’m not going to obey laws I don’t agree with.


37 posted on 02/25/2014 10:59:32 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chessplayer

If they don’t have to uphold laws with which they disagree, then why should a baker be required to bake a cake for homosexuals which would violate his religious beliefs?


38 posted on 02/25/2014 11:07:07 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: chessplayer

So they don’t have to prosecute people who murder abortion doctors?


39 posted on 02/25/2014 11:32:35 PM PST by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: doc1019

Scares the crap out of me as well.
To hear this arrogant know nothing racist islam lovin freak say something like this, makes me believe we truly are going to end up with some terrible blood shed.

All because some little king wannabe decided America was ripe for tyranny.


40 posted on 02/26/2014 12:44:29 AM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: Paladin2

“I never drive faster than I can see, and besides, it’s all in the reflexes” -Jack Burton


41 posted on 02/26/2014 1:04:32 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: chessplayer

Holder has long since guaranteed that the concept of justice is more respected in Uganda than in the United States.


42 posted on 02/26/2014 1:37:13 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: chessplayer

Decent Americans should never support “comprehensive” legislation. The idea of compromise in which you support dumb things in a law in order to get other parts of the law that you want has never made sense in terms of preserving freedom. Now that America’s enemies don’t even keep their word about following the law, I hope that form of compromise will die a well-deserved death.


43 posted on 02/26/2014 2:05:43 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: chessplayer

There you have it. There is it is, for all to see. There is no law. The Elite Ruling Class has their weekly golf, private everything, luxury, armed guards, etc. And The ‘Law’ is what I decide it is. But do not dare cross me, for there is a video with your name on it. You have crossed a law I deem in effect today. I will imprison you until you have your mind right. The IRS will audit you and your family from now on. You ‘may’ be granted food stamps. You may not.


44 posted on 02/26/2014 2:49:36 AM PST by Ronaldus Magnus III (Do, or do not, there is no try.)
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To: chessplayer

This is now extended to: I don’t have to obey any law I don’t agree with?


45 posted on 02/26/2014 2:51:52 AM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: chessplayer

Well the next logical step is to prosecute People for things that are not crimes, but they think should be.


46 posted on 02/26/2014 3:23:13 AM PST by Falcon4.0
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“Eric Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don’t Have to Enforce Laws You Disagree With”

It would seem only fair, then, that I don’t have to obey the laws I don’t agree with.


47 posted on 02/26/2014 3:31:25 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: chessplayer

So I guess I don’t have to follow the ones I don’t agree with.


48 posted on 02/26/2014 3:34:41 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: chessplayer

He cannot be that stupid....maybe he is ?

Imagine the can of worms that opens up for the federal government if that concept is applied across the board...


49 posted on 02/26/2014 3:43:12 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: chessplayer

Yeah,but just try to not bake a cake for a gay wedding and see what holder does to you,jail bait


50 posted on 02/26/2014 3:50:42 AM PST by ballplayer
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