Selective enforcement

Posted Saturday, Sep. 14, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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As Gomer Pyle would say, “Surprise, surprise, surprise.”

The United States Department of Justice wants federal prosecutors to ignore the illegal marijuana growing and selling in Washington and Colorado (See: “Marijuana industry eager to pay taxes — and cash in on deductions,” Aug. 18).

If either of those states were bright red, every available federal law enforcement official would be there, shutting down all marijuana operations and jailing everyone who was involved.

But, because they are blue states, federal authorities have been instructed not to interfere even though these activities are in clear violation of federal law.

Our liberal administration strikes again with selective enforcement, depending on the color of the state involved. Texas is being sued by the federal government over voting rights — another example of selective enforcement, but this time in a red state.

— Larry McGuire, Crowley

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