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A lot of people are saying Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should buck up and do her job. Same-sex "marriage" is the law of the land now, and she is bound by duty to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Ordinarily I would be one of those people.
Alas, we no longer live in ordinary times.
Hundreds of cities and towns across the US freely flout federal immigration laws, declaring their environs to be "sanctuary cities," where illegal aliens can roam free, and apparently murder people at will. In point of fact, the federal government is actively prosecuting an Arizona sheriff for daring to enforce the immigration laws.
Meanwhile, activists from the Black Lives Matter squad openly engage in wanton civil disobedience, disrupting highways, bridges, restaurants, and state fairs. Yet they are encouraged by our president, courted by his annointed successor, and lavishly praised by left-wing media for the destructive consequences of their anarchy.
Partisan bureaucrats at the IRS deliberately persecuted opponents of the Obama regime, and more partisan hacks at the Justice Department blindly looked the other way when the criminality of their actions was exposed.
There are Treasury Secretaries who don't pay their taxes, and Secretaries of State who flout the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Records Act and quite possibly the Espionage Act, all with impunity.
The president himself habitually rewrites legislation to suit his political aims, caring not one whit for the clear meaning of the laws he signed, but rather viewing statutory language to be more and more malleable by the day. And why not? The Congress impotently acquiesces, unsure of their role in our constitutional republic's separation of powers arrangement. The Supreme Court likewise twists words into heretofore unknown meanings merely to avoid forcing Congress and the president to work together.
So we get a fine that is not a tax, is, under the right circumstances, in some ways a tax, but only until it is assessed, in which case it becomes a fine again, albeit one that is not always required to be paid.
Quite simply, the unitary executive and his sycophants have accreted to themselves the power to move mountains at the stroke of a pen.
So really, what's the big deal with a County Clerk (an elected Democrat no less!) who also takes it upon herself to "interpret" the law as she sees fit?
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism! Or at least it was, when that cowboy Bush was in the White House. I guess now we have to toe the progressive party line or risk being branded racist haters.
Here we have in a nutshell an explanation for the rise of Donald Trump. Lawlessness at every level of government. And blatant favoritism for the minority group du jour, with express official condemnation of that group's presumed "oppressors." The average American who follows the rules and acts like the good citizen his parents told him to be gets screwed over again and again as he sees the elite and powerful getting away with bloody murder.
At some point the people are going to rise up and say "enough!" No more bureaucratic diktats. No more special privileges for the well-connected. No more denigration of Christianity. No more dissembling about how freedom of religion equates to freedom of worship for one hour a week, let alone that it was really meant to be freedom from religion.
No more pretense that up is down, war is peace, or boys are girls.
Kim Davis is the canary in our coal mine. Will we let her get squashed like a bug? Or will we rally to her side, prepared to use every one of the Left's Alinskyite tactics against them? Because, in this climate playing by the old rules is for chumps and losers. And the Progressive juggernaut has no qualms about how they get what they want so long as they get what they want.
Barack Obama changed the rules. American politics is no longer a gentlemen's
game. Now, it's war. And to quote Ronald Reagan, the only acceptable outcome
is this: We win, they lose.
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