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Holder Gives States’ AG’s the Nod to Drop State Laws They Choose

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To Hell With State’s Rights…. To Hell with the laws enacted by the PEOPLE’s representatives of their states, for their states.
Eric Holder tells States’ AG’s they do not have to enforce laws they personally disagree with… laws that are being legally challenged.

What Holder just did was open the flood gates for a wave of legal challenges to any and every law states put on the books so AG’s have an excuse to reign over the legislators, and in essence, the wishes of the people of their respective states.

My God…… the boldness with which the Obama Administration continues to trample the Constitution and Bill of Rights is unconscionable.

A state attorney general has a solemn duty to the state and its people to defend state laws and constitutional provisions against challenge under federal law. To refuse to do so because of personal policy preferences or political pressure erodes the rule of law on which all of our freedoms are founded. A government that does not enforce the law equally will lead our society to disrespect the rule of law.,

Our AG’s swear an oath of office to enforce ALL THE LAWS, not just the ones they personally agree with.
The people of the states are entitles to vigorous defense of the laws they enact… NO EXCEPTIONS. ©2014 JAN MORGAN

Attorney General Eric Holder has given the nod to his state counterparts that they do not have to defend laws against constitutional court challenges if they consider them discriminatory

Holder addressed the issue during a gathering of state attorneys general on Tuesday, after detailing his position in a New York Times interview.

Speaking to the National Association of Attorneys General, Holder said that any decision not to defend individual laws in court must be “exceedingly rare” and reserved for “exceptional circumstances.” He indicated that legal challenges to gay marriage bans would qualify as such a circumstance.

“In general, I believe that we must be suspicious of legal classifications based solely on sexual orientation,” he said.

His remarks, while already generating backlash from conservatives, could fuel a wave of legal challenges at the state level. In the wake of the federal Defense of Marriage Act being struck down by the Supreme Court last year, several Democratic state attorneys general have taken the unusual step of abandoning their defense of state gay marriage bans.

Members of the Republican Attorneys General Association blasted Holder’s remarks in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

Holder, in the Times interview, reportedly said that attorneys general should apply a high level of scrutiny on whether to defend a state law when constitutional issues are at stake.

“Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that’s appropriate for an attorney general to do,” Holder said.

He added, in reference to the Brown v. Board of Education case challenging school segregation: “If I were attorney general in Kansas in 1953, I would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities.”

A half-dozen Democratic state attorneys general have abandoned their defense of same-sex marriage bans.

But some Republican officials and gay marriage foes have sharply criticized this approach.

After Oregon’s attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, decided not to defend such a marriage amendment, National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown called the move shameful.

“She swore an oath of office that she would enforce all the laws, not just those she personally agrees with. The people are entitled to a vigorous defense of the laws they enact, and the marriage amendment is no exception to that solemn obligation,” he said in a statement.

As for Holder’s comments, Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, disputed Holder’s guidance and said in a statement following the speech that “state attorneys general are obligated to defend state marriage laws.”

He added: “It’s unfortunate and outrageous that Attorney General Holder doesn’t understand that, but it’s hardly surprising.”

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  • Cajun812

    I personally find the current state of ‘Law Redistribution” in our country since the 1960’s discriminatory, WHATEVER the intent was at that time. Laws enacted for one particular group or segment of society that is not to benefit the rest is, in and of itself, discriminatory!

    • RAYAKE

      all this liberal BS started under that [email protected]$$ Johnson

      • EMIRCITNA

        YEP…..LBJ’s “GREAT SOCIETY” (of FREAKS!)

      • Devilrider

        Actually it started under FDR, continued under JFK, and THEN LBJ.

  • DockyWocky

    Holder has violated his oath of office, and if nobody takes him to task, then we will soon suffer the consequences of OUR neglect.

    Maybe one of the state attorney generals will see this as an opportunity to do some real good for the people an indict the SOB in their state.

    Robin Hood had the correct idea when it came to dealing with the sheriff.

    • RAYAKE

      way too many COWARDS as AG’s

    • rosie46

      Any AG that does not follow the law should be summarily fired. It is the right and responsibility of the legislatures to change the laws. First the marriage laws, then what next? We are a nation of laws, not the whims of the adminstration and one or two men, though the dictator in the WH does not see it that way.

  • Cajun812

    “The opinion has been very general, that, in order to
    obtain the blessings of a good government, a sacrifice must be made of a part
    of our natural liberty. I am much inclined to believe, that, upon examination,
    this opinion will prove to be fallacious.”- James Wilson,
    Lectures on Law, 1790

  • billl77

    Well. I guess this means that as citizens we can just ignore any laws we don’t like . So from know on I can do whatever I feel like because Eric holder said so. Lets face it if the people we hire to uphold the law of the land can pick and choose what they want to uphold and forget about the rest then lets just do away with all laws. Who needs them .lord of the flies holder has just set the precident!

    • Boz

      I guess we do not have to pay taxes if we do not want to????

  • Capt. B.G. Cory

    I like to look at everything as having two sides. Now for one, I don’t believe Holder has the authority to authorize or even suggest to a state’s Attorney General to not enforce a state law, or only the ones they choose. But aside from that point, if you think he does have that authority, then it goes to reason, a state can also nullify via Nullification any federal law they choose if they believe it to be unconstitutional. After all, Holder, in the Times interview, reportedly said that attorney generals should apply a high level of scrutiny on whether to defend a state law when constitutional issues are at stake. “Engaging in that process and making that determination is something that’s appropriate for an attorney general to do,” Holder said. So if that holds true, should it also not be true that they should take that same high level of scrutiny whether to defend or enforce a federal law when constitutional issues are at stake? I believe one must also say YES to that question. How can you say it is good for one equal partner but no good for the other?

    Nullification was the Founding Father’s method for combating federal laws that a state felt to be unconstitutional. It is well documented in many of their writings and journals. Nowhere in Article III. of the Constitution does it state in the enumerated judicial powers that judicial power shall extend to Controversies between – a state or states and the federal government.

    For after all, the states are to be considered sovereign nations under their own rights, in equal partnership with the centralized or federal government. That fact is what our Constitution was built around to begin with. Look no further than the journals and correspondences of the Founding Fathers, or the Treaty of Paris which ended the Revolutionary War (our War for Independence). In that very treaty, England makes peace with the thirteen states, each listed individually, NOT the “United States.” Look at the Declaration of Independence, not a copy, but a picture of the original document, you will see in the very title “united States of America.” You will notice that “united” is not capitalize. This was no accident or grammatical mistake. The states were united in their war on tyranny against England, not united as a whole or as one unit. State’s Sovereignty or State Rights has been one condition that the Progressives have successfully whittled away at over the last century until it is almost unheard of today. You can clearly see this attitude in Eric Holder’s philosophy towards all the states.

  • sreynolds

    INDICT THE PIECE OF GARBAGE….

  • James Maxwell

    By that exclusion issued by the ass hole Erich Holder I can now carry my guns anywhere
    I want and discharge them willie nilly into the night, drink and drive as fast as I want
    with no consequence what ever. And that just a start of the ignorance this POS and his
    masser had unleashed upon society. I wonder how they will feel when people just
    say to hell with it and start shooting criminal on sight rather than waiting for the to
    commit a crime? Is there no end to the ignorance of this corruption in Washington
    or will the American People have to rise up in Arms to remove them from office
    and place them in prision for violations against our Nation, Our Constitution and
    our state laws?

    • Matthew Sherwood

      May 16, 2014….begins the fight to take our country back! Operation American Spring will begin in Washington D.C. ! Millions of us will fight to return to the Constitution! Please join the fight!

  • JoeDT

    Since most of them probably don’t like the income tax law, and they can pick and choose as they like; then all tax payers should be in the same boat!!! Right Mr. Holder?

  • foxxybey

    Giving special rights to people because of the way they have sex is discriminatory in every way, they already have the right to be immoral and have the right to have any kind of sex of there choice, don’t need special laws for them. This AG is a law breaking idiot and needs to go along with his half white, half black illegal boss from Kenya.

  • RAYAKE

    state AG’s better remember WHAT the tree of LIBERTY is for !!! and the FACT that they can be brought to JUSTICE..

  • TeaParty Patriot

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    When did the messiah from above in the white castle give holder the authority to authorize the the state AGs to ignore the state legislators like he is doing with the federal legislators? Didn’t the State AGs take an oath to obey and enforce state laws even if they conficted with the AGs personal opinion? I see a confict comming SOON.
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  • EMIRCITNA

    BOTTOM LINE; Eric Holder is a very SICK man who has NO BUSINESS being in the position he ‘occupies’! ~ Appointed by a fraudulent usurper and approved, aided & abetted by a corrupted Congress this creature is totally out of control….not to mention out of his mind!!!

  • d

    Where’s our Robin Hood ?

  • Glenn

    By our CONSTITUTION, Holder’s comments should be the other way around. The States have more power than the Feds and the States shall now state that they can throw away the Federal laws that are unconstitutional. We all need to read our Constitution!

  • ATexasGirl10

    It is way past time, but we need to get back to the constitution and what it stands for. Not some half baked ideas of a person who does not uphold the laws they swore to enforce. How soon can we get rid of any elected official that does not do this?

  • pysco

    Censor the *B*astard, he’s not keeping his Oath of Office…………………….

  • Charles Covington

    Why cant this pos just drop dead!

    • Devilrider

      I am shocked these two are still alive. I am shocked that one of the Aryan Nations members did not take them out a long time ago.

  • Henry

    So eric boy, does this mean us common people can ignore laws we don’t want to obey?

  • JBKonya104

    JUST PURE CORRUPTION AND ANTI-AMERICAN!

  • Darren Wilkens

    “F” YOU HOLDER! You and your gay butt buddy (Obama) belong in prison! You’re both a couple of freakin’ wastes of life! I WILL NOT obey any law that goes against our Constitutional rights!

  • Stealth

    HOLDER & OBUMMA and ALL you socialist bastards can KISS my ever lovin ARSE!!!!

  • higgy01

    If that is the case Holder why don’t we all only obey the laws we agree with and ignore the rest. I personally find the tax laws discriminatory so I think I’ll ignore them. In fact, I can’t think of any laws I really agree with except the ones that,; no I don’t like those either! Let’s just do whatever we want.

  • JOHN

    Looks like we only need to follow the gun laws we agree with Any type of gun or clip will be ok if we agree we need it for protection from this government.

  • john828

    Could somebody tell me how and why these ass?oles are still in office, it”s just crazy.

  • mhsnider

    Most laws passed in the past 40 something years are Unconstitutional in the first place starting with EVERY gun and drug law.

  • LetsJustVoidTheBillOfRights

    Holder DOES NOT have the authority to “give” any such “permission”. He is soliciting felonious activity. He should be arrested, charged and prosecuted.

  • Drik

    Farakhan wants separate but equal facilities. So, I think, did Lincoln.

  • Jim28thReg

    Outside of despicable there are no other words to describe this worthless creature and those that stand with him.

  • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.

    2 Timothy 3:

    This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith. But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

  • astrojohn

    So if a state AG can ignore a law, we can, too. Way to go, Holder, you be a man of the hood!

  • barto

    Holder needs to be in jail for breaking laws, for not enforcing laws and now for encouraging state Governments not to enforce laws. Why in hell is this so-called AG still have his job?

  • William Smith

    Well, we now know why Holder was hospitalized. Pity that since he now has a history of mental illness he won’t be allowed to own a firearm.

  • jb andrews

    Wasn’t Holder held in “Contempt of Congress” ? Why is that crook still in office ! He should be in jail preparing a cell for his punk Obama ! All these bastards have to go if this country is going to survive !!!

  • pysco

    Holder is aiding and abeting, telling State elected official to disregard state laws, he is a criminal, if our AG chooses to disregard laws then why should any of us follow any laws.

  • PaulN

    Forget impeachment. He could and should be tried for Sedition, Breach of Oath of Office, Subversion, and a few other choice articles.

  • blackhawk132

    What did you expect from an Obama appointee ? Another America hating piece of whale sh*t.

  • RAYAKE

    one thing for sure;;;;;;WE have to take back the senate this year so WE can get rid of ALL the @$$~holes in DC,,that includes both RINO’s and LIBERAL’s..WE need fresh young blood..WAY too many of them have been in office over 20+ years,,it is not the 50’s or 60’s anymore…the world has changed…