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Law of the land?

Published: Sunday, July 27, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

When judges strike down gay marriage bans, liberals remind people that marriage licenses must be issued because “it’s the law of the land.”

When Obamacare’s mandate was upheld in the Supreme Court, liberals said stop complaining because “it’s the law of the land.”

When Cliven Bundy refused to pay grazing fees, liberals said he was a moocher and should cough up the money because “it’s the law of the land.”

When a state tries to crack down on abortion despite Roe vs. Wade and the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, liberals remind them that they aren’t allowed to because “it’s the law of the land.”

When people try to fix the Illinois pension mess, liberals point to the Illinois Constitution and say pensions are untouchable because “it’s the law of the land.”

But when the Supreme Court ruled on Hobby Lobby and the decision they wanted didn’t happen, liberals said it was because of sexism.

And when concerned Americans demand a fix to the border crisis and tell the government to enforce the law, liberals accuse them of racism.

If you are going to use the law of the land argument, then you have to acknowledge the laws you don’t agree with as well as the ones you do. Otherwise, it isn’t a rule of law argument; it’s just cherry-picking laws when they are convenient for your partisan ideology.

(I’m looking at you too, GOP!)

Joseph Monack


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