The writer of the June 7 letter “Civic law, not religion” asked, “Do other public servants or officials get to decide which laws to enforce?”
Several years ago, then-Attorney General Eric Holder told a congressional committee that he thought, as AG, that he did have the discretion as to which laws to enforce. Just last year, President Obama was captured on video 23 times telling audiences that, under our Constitution, he did not have the authority to just let immigrants enter our country illegally, at will. Then, earlier this year, he did just that by Executive Order.
So, yes, other public servants or officials, apparently, do get to decide which laws to enforce, or as in these cases which laws to ignore. I believe those acts, along with other illegalities of the current administration, have a lot to do with the dissension in our country today.