Who decides not to enforce Federal Law?
In the history of our nation this occurrence seemed exclusive to the healthy friction between Federal and State laws per the supremacy clause and the 14th amendment. States might have contested a Federal Law which they deemed harmful to their citizenry.
Yet in today's world, we are getting the reverse. States such as Arizona wish the federal government to enforce the immigration laws that are on the federal books and the federal government seems disinterested and lax. It is as if they are opting not to enforce federal law. Immigration officers are told to "stand down".
Sanctuary cities are encouraged do disregard federal law by the likes of Nancy Pelosi and that while serving as Speaker of the House. This is essentially the "third in line" for the Presidency telling people to disregard the law.
Now we learn the federal government chooses not to contest the State laws that allow marijuana usage. Personally, I don't care either way. But one must wonder who decides not to enforce federal law. Is this another Executive Order event? Is it an agreement between Holder and Obama to disregard yet more laws on the books?
And what of the oath of office, where promises are made to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the nation? It didn't phase Harry Reid's disregard for a Senate Budget.
We have come to an era where the enforcement of laws on the books seems a "choice" by the administration in power. Can there be a more lucid portrayal of a system in decline?
Next lawmakers will be passing laws to which they are not subject, and will pick and choose who must obey and who is released from the legal obligation. From where do these new powers emanate?
When Liberals and Progressives declare the Constitution is a "living and breathing" document, brace yourself for an event that disregards or ignores the Constitution. The "old guys in powdered wigs" saw this coming, but expected more resolve from the representatives of the People. However, that was before money imbedded itself in our political system.
The starting point for these antics is a breach of the oath of office which apparently has morphed into a mere formality. Right.... Nancy, Eric and Barack?