Bud's 'leftist' view

Posted Friday, Jan. 25, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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In his Wednesday column, "Texas sheriffs' boasts about guns nothing but hot air," Bud Kennedy employed the time-tested leftist approach of calling names rather than making a real argument when attempting to ridicule the sheriffs who have stated they will not enforce unconstitutional laws.

Kennedy also exposed an amazing lack of memory and knowledge when he wrote, "Our Framers "did not grant sheriffs the power to pick and choose favorite laws."

The Framers did not give that power to the president, either, but he certainly asserted it when he decided he could no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act in courts because he had concluded it was unconstitutional.

Lawmen in Arizona are not allowed to enforce federal immigration rules unless there is an in-place partnership with the feds for them to do so. The same should apply to state enforcement of gun laws. There is nothing that says states have to participate in partnerships to enforce federal laws they believe are unconstitutional.

-- Michael D. Dirmeier, Keller

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