By Tammy Derouin
Laws are based on a moral code. In the United States, our moral code was founded on Judaeo/Christian beliefs. Laws establish rules within our society. Consequences are in place to hold those accountable for breaking the law. A certain standard of behavior is expected when living in a civilized society. No one should be above the law.
We have begun a journey down a very dangerous path. When elected public servants pick and choose which laws they want to enforce, it creates a hostile environment. If laws are only enforced at the whim of an elected official, what's the sense in having them? Special privileges emerge when rules are not enforced equally. Are we going to become a land where man is greater than law? Our Revolutionary War put an end to this kind of tyranny, but if history isn't taught and understood, it will be re-visited.
It is very disturbing to watch laws being disregarded so effortlessly. The benefits and consequences of a law should not depend on which political ideology you embrace. When they are not upheld equally, our society as a whole will eventually suffer the consequences.