Okay, I've had a good time recently. Singing and playing bass guitar for the Clark County Veterans Alternative Court concert was awesome, and going to a musician/songwriter contest recently in Portland to watch Amber Sweeney compete was awesome as well, but political actions continue to intrude on the fabric of our lives, the fabric of our system of government, demanding comment.

US Attorney General Eric Holder continues to not only act lawlessly personally, deciding which laws he will enforce based on his own values rather than federal law and the Constitution, but is also encouraging states attorneys generals to do the same! He is advising them to be a law unto themselves--to violate their oaths to uphold their state constitutions, and fail to enforce state laws and constitutional mandates if they disagree with the constitutional and statutory will of their state.

At issue here is "The Rule of Law" that keeps societies civilized, and not whether one agrees with any particular statutory or constitutional provision. President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have both decided to be their own legislature, judge and jury, and "declare law,” and also decide which laws to enforce, which not to enforce, and pick and choose whether to enforce or delay enforcement of laws or parts of laws. Most glaring has been those actions with regard to Obamacare enforcement and implementation, or lack thereof, failure to enforce immigration law, failure to prosecute voter intimidation, and most recently advising states attorneys generals to avoid enforcing state constitutional bans on gay marriage. Once again, however you feel about any particular issue, it is unprecedented for the Attorney General to not only choose not to enforce federal law and Constitutional provisions, but to also advise and encourage states attorneys generals to do the same regarding state constitutional issues and state laws. In the case of state constitutional decisions on gay marriage, there is no federal Supreme Court decision that gives cover to Mr. Holder's advice to the states attorney generals to avoid enforcement of their state constitutional provisions. It is the states attorneys generals sworn duty to defend the will of the people of their state even against a federal law that conflicts with their state's constitutional will. In this case, there is not only no Federal Constitutional mandate against states banning gay marriage, but not even a simple federal law attempting to prevent states from enforcing state constitutional bans on gay marriage. Again, let me make clear that this discussion does not involve the merits of the issue of gay marriage, but it does involve a fundamental principle about how our government and our society is structured, and where authority for making various types of policy and enforcement decisions rests.

God Bless,

Ricky Lee Jackson

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Some have joined Tea Parties, stormed town halls, others like family practice physician and country recording artist Ricky Lee Jackson have taken to the microphone... 
he wants his country back." 
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