Laws selectively enforced

In 1967, I took an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Attorney General Eric Holder and his boss, President Obama, took the same oath. I meant what I said. Holder has decided which laws to enforce and which to ignore.

Imagine if the ranking lawman in your county decided not to enforce some laws. Suppose the sheriff or district attorney decided that rape is just “boys being boys,” and arrested no one and prosecuted no one. We would fire them. We are not under sharia law, where a girl who is gang-raped can be stoned to death for fornication!

Holder and Obama have executed the same selective enforcement with the Defense of Marriage Act and immigration laws. There have been many hearings in Congress about Operation Fast and Furious but no articles of impeachment against Holder.

I understand that neither would be removed from office. Only two presidents have been impeached, and neither was removed from office. Also, President Nixon resigned and was pardoned by President Ford. The speeches in the House of Representatives are still recorded in the Federal Register for the public to read.

Offenses of government officials against the people should not be ignored. That invites tyranny. In 1986 President Reagan agreed to amnesty for 2.5 million illegal aliens in exchange for a tough immigration law. The law never was well-enforced. The result is tens of millions of illegal aliens in our country today. The government has blurred the distinction between those illegal aliens and those who took the legal steps to become citizens and swore allegiance to the United States. The difference is like that between a burglar and an invited house guest!

The Constitution is the law of our land. If laws are passed by the Congress and president but not enforced, then we are no longer a law-abiding nation. Tyranny will be the result if we who defend the Constitution keep silent.

Chuck Tatum

North Augusta, S.C.

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