In his opinion piece entitled Memo to contemptuous Missouri Sheriffs: Enforce the law or quite by the KC "red" Star's Yael Abhouhalkah writes about the growing number of sheriffs across the country who are saying their oath to uphold the Constition will not let them enforce laws that violate the second amendment:
If the sheriffs don’t think they can enforce the laws - if their heart or conscience won’t let them do it - they have an easy out.
They can resign.
They can stop taking taxpayers’ money for a public-safety job, yet not doing the job correctly.
He went on to reiterate this belief on KCPT's Ruckus, where he was joined by KMBZ's Mike Shannin and Mary O'halloran in echoing these slanted and misleading views on nullification.
If you listen to these folks, there is absolutely nullification movements underway in the U.S. except those by right wing people who hate Obama because of his skin color. People who that say just want to dismantle his legacy, like Obamacare and gun control.
In all there hemming and hawing not one mention was given to recent efforts by liberals to nullify federal law. In just this past November, two states, Colorado and Washington, passed laws legalizing recreational marijuana use in Direct violation of federal law. There are also numerous states that have already legalized marijuana or are considering doing so for medicinal purposes, again in direct violation of federal law.
When it comes to marriage there is the federal government's defense of marriage act that defines marriage as one man and one woman. Yet, there are several state legislatures who have passed laws in direct opposition to federal law that legalizes gay marriage. Maryland and Maine, blue states, both passed gay marriage legalization this past November through public referendum, again, in direct violation of federal law.
When it comes to immigration, cities and states all across this nation have declared themselves sanctuary city's, including Kansas City, MO, in which the refuse to comply with federal immigration laws.
These are just a few instances in which liberals are using nullification to thwart the will of the federal government and the majority of Americans. Yet, they are not labelled racist, they are not attacked for using an idea that is pre-civil war and has been laid to rest as not legal. When liberals use nullification, it simply is just not an issue and not controversial, it is just taken as the right and just thing. Only when those on the right attempt to use nullification to protect their liberties is the very idea considered antiquated, racist, and wrong.
I would ask Yael if he would ask the same thing of Kansas City's Chief of Police or the Chiefs of police in other liberal cities like San Francisco who have refused to comply with federal law? Should they resign? Or in your mind have they some how earned the right you den to sheriffs, to be able to pick and choose which laws to enforce?
Seems to me when comparing the two classes of law enforcement officials and the issues they choose to take a stand on, only one is on the right side of the law, the sheriffs who are standing up to protect the second amendment rights of the people, a duty they swore an oath to to do. The chiefs of police are siding with criminals, business, and politicians who want to exploit immigrants for their votes and slave-like labor.