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Government Officials Must Defend the Law (Townhall.com) August 13, 2013

Posted by daviddavenport in Radio Commentaries.
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A contagion is spreading through senior government officials across the land. Although they take an oath to defend the constitution and the law, many officials are concluding that they will not defend laws they disagree with or feel are unconstitutional.

It starts at the top: When President Obama and Attorney General Holder refuse to defend laws such as the Defense of Marriage Act. The disease quickly spread to California, where the governor and attorney general refused to defend Proposition 8. When the Supreme Court decided no one had standing to defend the law, a ruling of unconstitutionality by a single federal judge stood unchallenged.

Now a county official in Pennsylvania says he doesn’t agree with a state law banning same-sex marriage and he’s started issuing licenses.

Officials have a sworn duty to uphold a law until the legal process concludes otherwise.

Please click on the link to listen to the audio: http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/676954

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