Skip to comments.Eric Holder To State Attorneys General: You Don't Have to Enforce Laws You Disagree With
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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Holder: “Your ethical responsibility to your client? Pffft!”
Really? They swear an oath as a condition of being able to hold their respective offices that they will.
Well that opens the voter id laws right back up, doesn’t it?
Civil wars have started for much less.
This scummy SOB needs to be impeached! Along with his scummy boss.
I don’t like the tax laws.
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.
I’m just getting started.
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.
He speaks like one who thinks he will be in charge forever ... scares the hell out of me.
And what about all those fancy ugly-gun bans as well?
And background checks?
And a whole lotta stuf...
So...like Obamacare? ATF nonsense?
“When men are pure, laws are useless; when men are corrupt, laws are broken.”
our esteemed AG seems to have gone into Plan B mode (of the above)
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?
Gun laws, too.
Full autos and suppressors for all!!!!
I am on board...any of our leaders in Washington have the courage to finally act?
Speed limits cramp my style.
'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.
SCOTUS has no authority. The Feds neither.
I think the snow plow guys have to go to 0 deg offset when hitting same.
Safe and reasonable is the Natural Law, as governed by the Laws of Physics.
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.
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.
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.
Natural selection rules. Hold my beer.
Over half the state AGs don’t agree with Obamacare, so hey, that’s a heckuva deal, thank Eric!
No controlling legal authority.
Don’t forget standing orders on race.
“Well that opens the voter id laws right back up, doesnt it?” And machine guns.
I think that’s the plan.
I don’t have to obey laws I disagree with.
and the state AG’s don’t work for him
Law enforcement,,,, choosing which laws it will enforce, is pure police state. Its the very definition of law enforcement taking over the legislative function.
Guess what, Mr. Eric the Black, I’m not going to obey laws I don’t agree with.
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?
So they don’t have to prosecute people who murder abortion doctors?
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.
“I never drive faster than I can see, and besides, it’s all in the reflexes” -Jack Burton
Holder has long since guaranteed that the concept of justice is more respected in Uganda than in the United States.
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.
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.
This is now extended to: I don’t have to obey any law I don’t agree with?
Well the next logical step is to prosecute People for things that are not crimes, but they think should be.
“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.
So I guess I don’t have to follow the ones I don’t agree with.
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...
Yeah,but just try to not bake a cake for a gay wedding and see what holder does to you,jail bait