Is this a case of judicial tyranny?
I thought the prisons were overcrowded. Do we really need to put Kim Davis in jail for not issuing a marriage license to a gay couple? Come on, we make all kinds of accommodations to keep people out of jail.
The judge finally ordered five willing clerks to issue the licenses. Why didn’t he do that right away?
In court, Davis, sometimes in tears, testified that she could not obey [Judge David] Bunning’s order because God’s law trumps the court. She is in jail this evening and could be in prison for a year. She’s been remanded. Even Jeffrey Dahmer got bail.
This entire issue is so petty. The punishment seems rather extreme for a non-crime. Is there anything this government won’t criminalize?
Hillary Clinton weighed in.
Marriage equality is the law of the land. Officials should be held to their duty to uphold the law—end of story. https://t.co/9WfxgULBga
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 3, 2015
Sure, like you Hillary. Is she joking with officials upholding the law? Let’s start with her.
Senator Ted Cruz made a couple of great points in a brief statement he posted on his website. He pointed to the hypocrisy of politicians who call for Davis to resign but remain silent over the mayor of San Francisco who has set up a sanctuary city where Americans are being killed by criminal illegal aliens.
He called it judicial tyranny.
“Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny. Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This is wrong. This is not America.
“I stand with Kim Davis. Unequivocally. I stand with every American that the Obama Administration is trying to force to choose between honoring his or her faith or complying with a lawless court opinion.
“In dissent, Chief Justice Roberts rightly observed that the Court’s marriage opinion has nothing to do with the Constitution. Justice Scalia observed that the Court’s opinion was so contrary to law that state and local officials would choose to defy it.
“For every politician — Democrat and Republican — who is tut-tutting that Davis must resign, they are defending a hypocritical standard. Where is the call for the mayor of San Francisco to resign for creating a sanctuary city — resulting in the murder of American citizens by criminal illegal aliens welcomed by his lawlessness?
“Where is the call for President Obama to resign for ignoring and defying our immigration laws, our welfare reform laws, and even his own Obamacare?
“When the mayor of San Francisco and President Obama resign, then we can talk about Kim Davis.
“Those who are persecuting Kim Davis believe that Christians should not serve in public office. That is the consequence of their position. Or, if Christians do serve in public office, they must disregard their religious faith–or be sent to jail.
“Kim Davis should not be in jail. We are a country founded on Judeo-Christian values, founded by those fleeing religious oppression and seeking a land where we could worship God and live according to our faith, without being imprisoned for doing so.
“I call upon every Believer, every Constitutionalist, every lover of liberty to stand with Kim Davis. Stop the persecution now.”
It’s America! We should make reasonable accommodations for people under the First Amendment and that includes the Muslim airline hostess who doesn’t want to serve wine aboard the plane.