Kim Davis

From all appearances, Kim Davis is doing what she believes to be right, regardless of consequences.  I have a great deal of admiration of her for that.  She did not make herself famous.  She did not publicize her cause as far as I know.

When I first heard the story, I thought she should probably resign.  You don’t join the military, after all, if you’re opposed to war.  But as I considered it, it seemed to me she has a real legal case, not to mention a moral one, though I’m not sure that she has made this case.  But I know the state of Kentucky defines a marriage by statute to be between a man and a woman.  The recent Supreme Court decision enshrining the particular religious worldview of Anthony Kennedy is clearly illegal, unsupported by any real constitutional argument.  Therefore, Kim Davis can simply declare that she was elected by her county to enforce the law, and this decision being made illegally by an officer with no constitutional power to make such law, she will ignore it and instead enforce the laws of the state of Kentucky.

To the degree there is any political solution to the current political state of this country, I think it must come from states and localities asserting their rights and refusing to obey the lawless dictates of the federal government.

Of course the real solutions are not political at all.

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