Public Office is a Public Trust

“The success of our democracy depends on the rule of law, and there is no public official that is above the rule of law,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

Kim Davis was wrong to deny same-sex couples marriage licenses just because it violated her personal beliefs. Did she process divorces in her office? Scripture is unequivocal on divine hatred for divorce. Is she picking and choosing?

That said, throwing her in jail is likewise an overreaction. What is the proper procedure in Kentucky for action against a public employee who refuses to perform her duties? I suspect it is not immediate incarceration. What happened to due process?

And, while we’re offending everyone, is it too obvious to note that while the media focuses all this hate on the Kentucky clerk who wouldn’t follow the rules, our President hasn’t for most of the last four years? It’s hypocritical for the White House mouthpiece to talk about the rule of law when our President has been defying the rules.

Finally, if the GOP presidential candidates can’t tell the difference between following the rules and pandering to the religious right, then why should we expect them to act any different in office than Obama?


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  1. Not going to wade into the controversy about the woman in Ky. except to say that I read she’s been divorced three times. Interesting.

    I do love your new painting. Ashland must be the new stop for the Polar Express?

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