Saturday, September 5, 2015

Kim Davis and the Rule of Law

I am flabbergasted when I hear Conservatives say that Kentucky clerk Kim Davis deserves to be in prison for not upholding the law. Christians are not bound by evil or unjust laws. Should Christians respect abortion, which is protected by the law? Of course not. To clarify, this does not mean flouting laws which we think are merely stupid or tiresome. I may think it ridiculous to poke along at 35 mph on a certain county road which I think is flat and straight and great for cruising along at 50. But it is the law and there is no good reason not to follow it because it does not infringe on any of my deeply held religious beliefs. However, when there is a conflict between human laws and the laws of God and His Church, then God and the Church must come first. Marriage is the oldest human institution and predates any human government. It certainly predates the United States of America. So does the Catholic Church for that matter. Marriage comes to us directly from the Creator. No human institution, and not even the Church, has the authority to alter the nature of marriage as being between a man and a woman.

Here is what Allen B. West has to say:
And so it begins. Sadly, it seems America has truly forgotten the intent of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to the Danbury (CT) Baptist Convention on the subject of separation of church and state. It was Jefferson’s intent to not have in America a head of state who was also head of church, ala King Henry VIII and the establishment of the Church of England.
Jefferson didn’t want the state to establish religion that would lead to state persecution of religious freedom — the reason why the Pilgrims came to America. That’s why the First Amendment to our US Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In America, the citizen has the freedom of religion; the state can’t institute an atmosphere of freedom from religion.
And so I find it rather interesting that in Kentucky, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis found herself spending last night in jail for her religious belief. And spare me comparisons to segregation. Blacks were granted rights by way of the 13th-15th Amendments, and it was the Democrat party who sought to deny them.

What I found most absurd were the comments of White House press secretary Josh Earnest when asked about Mrs. Davis’ situation. Earnest declared yesterday, “No public official is above the rule of law”; the hypocrisy of the White House spokesperson saying such is absurd, at a minimum.
Earnest speaks for a president who’s lied on countless occasions and violated the rule of law — the US Constitution — in as many situations. Congress, not Obama, has the enumerated power to make rules in matters of naturalization. Congress, not Obama, has the enumerated power to makes rules regarding captures on land and sea.

It was President Obama, along with candidate for president Hillary Clinton, who abandoned four Americans to die in Benghazi, Libya — and did I mention his “overseas contingency operation” was in violation of the War Powers Act — and then they both lied about the impetus behind the attack. And in the case of Hillary Clinton, well, ask any uniformed service member if they’re allowed to deal with classified materials on their own private server. (Read more.)
Here is a statement from Kim Davis' legal counsel. Share

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