Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Selective Justice"

It is interesting to see that the Obama administration and the "Justice department" seem to be employing a "selective law enforcement" policy even though when you are sworn in as president each president agrees to enforce the current laws of the land. For example, President Obama has stated that his administration will not enforce DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act) which states that marriage is defined as a contract and union between a man and a woman as President Obama believes that this law is unconstitutional. Now, whether you support or disagree with this law this is a current law and it is not the role of the president or the justice department to determine if this is a good or bad law. President Obama is not to be considered a one man supreme court or decision maker on which laws are constitutional or unconstitutional. The role of the Congress is to legislate, the office of the presidency is to administrate, and the role of the Supreme Court is to determine the constitutionality of the laws of the land.

Attorney General Eric Holder refuses to prosecute the " New Black Panther Party" individuals for voter intimidation during the 2008 election where a couple members of this party were parked outside a Philadelphia polling station dressed in camouflage uniforms and sporting "night sticks" as he said that he would not go against "his" people in this case. I guess justice in this day and age is not "color blind". Not that I would favor this situation, but, I'm sure if someone stood outside a polling place say in Alabama dressed in full Ku Klux Klan regalia and sporting a night stick; I'm sure that the "justice department" would have no problem prosecuting any case of voter intimidation.

Enforcing current laws should not be the same as ordering from a Chinese restaurant menu when you can pick and choose from "column A and column B". This administration should try to enforce the current laws of the land, work toward repealing through Congress laws that they disagree with and let the courts decide and interpret the existing laws.