An interesting twist.The emphasis used to be on OBEYING the law. Now
it's about rights?I want mine is a much easier sell than the
obligations we have as citizens in our society.It's an interesting
irony that illegal aliens have filled the streets demanding amnesty on May Day.
Surely they have no use for law day. It conflicts with their narrative.The
June 1977 Ensign carries a First Presidency statement on Law Day. It is worth a
recognize Congress' role in enforcing civil rights..Congress' role under the constitution is to ENACT legislation, it is the
role of the executive branch to enforce.but our prior congress
enacted legislation denying civil rights guaranteed by the first amendment and
the current chief executive by executive order is mandating those rights be
The article states:"Previously, it primarily restricted the activities
of the federal government. The 14th Amendment applied those protections against
the actions of individual state governments. The amendment said that no state
shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due
process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal
protection of the laws.”Thank you DN for this post. At this
date not all citizens of our country are receiving equal protection under the
law. However, thanks to the way our government was established (3 branches),The Judicial Branch is helping us to move forward to a more perfect union.Yes, I am talking about SSM and all the implications that will bring to the
LGBT community, our life companions and children.
Law Day... Isn't EVERY day "LAW Day"?I mean we Obey
laws EVERY day. And we write new legislation EVERY day...
Today it is National Day of Prayer which, to my mind, is mor important. Why?
Enforcing civil rights as defined (bywho? and meaning what? I don't think
we're sure any more) becomes an uncertain thing; a Bill of Rights Day might
rally us better;l these represent universal rights for all.What we
need a tthis point is to pray to God, a day of national repentance. I was a
bit surprised that I saw no mention of our National Day of Prayer in the Faith
and Family sections of the DesNews today, or in the opinion section either.
Either I am going blind and missed it, or someone else may be blind.
Executive order day would be more appropriate. Obama has made congress
irrelevant and Obama makes up his own laws, as in Obamacare mandates, NSA
spying, fast and furious cover-ups, Benghazi lies, minimum wage mandates, and on
"The day was set aside 'for the cultivation of the respect for law that
is so vital to the democratic way of life.'"Can someone
email this article to Obama? I think he didn't get the memo.
I agree. Many across the country will also be celebrating "International
Workers Day." Since labor is increasingly in a bind, the Deseret News
editorial writers may want to reflect on May 1st in that context also.