Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. announced today that state attorneys general do not have to defend laws they believe are discriminatory. “Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that’s appropriate for an attorney general to do,” Holder said. While Holder stopped short of encouraging the state Attorney Generals in doing so, the meta-message of making your own decisions that usurp their states constitution or legislative branch is appropriate.
What is his rational for ignoring the law? He cites the Brown v. Board of Education case, which forced public school integration in 1954 as his legal reference. In a New York Times article Holder said, “If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities,” Mr. Holder said.
Holder also said he equates today’s gay-rights movement as a continuation of the civil rights movement. Some AGs are speaking out. Wisconsin Republican Attorney General J. B. told the Times: “It really isn’t his job to give us advice on defending our constitutions any more than it’s our role to give him advice on how to do his job.”
In a Washington Times op-ed, Rev. William Owens of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) writes,
“I am ashamed of Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder for turning their backs on the black community and the values that we hold dear — values we want strengthened and promoted rather than weakened and undermined. The ongoing progress of civil rights rightly calls for the building up of a healthier marriage culture. Instead, our elected leaders are bent on destroying marriage, remaking it as a genderless institution and reorienting it to be all about the desires of adults rather than the needs of children.
However, the problem is not merely that the president and his administration — in particular, Mr. Holder — are promoting this radical agenda. The problem is that they are trampling the rule of law in order to do it. When the top law enforcement officer in the nation runs roughshod over the rule of law, that problem cannot be ignored.”
We have a radical regime in Washington that has traded the United States of American’s Rule of Law for Rule of Men. We have a passive if not compliant second party who sits idly by as the Rule of Law is trampled, the Constitution is shredded and an American public who seems paralyzed to take action.
Rev. William Owen seems to be the only leader who is calling for Holder’s impeachment. “That is why I am calling for the attorney general to be impeached and to be held accountable for his abandonment of the oath he swore in taking office.”
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”~ Edmund Burke
“For abandoning the oath he swore in taking office and his duty to defend the common good, Attorney General Holder should be impeached by Congress. CAAP is calling on all men and women of good will to sign the following petition urging Congress to take action against the Attorney General’s lawlessness today!”