The Herald’s editorial May 21, called, “Gun lawsuit,” makes several false statements and, clearly, shows the editorial board’s lack of knowledge on the rule of law in our nation. What is wrong with this quote” There is nothing that says the Legislature cannot enact asinine ideas that nonetheless have the force of law”? What about the supreme law of the land, called the Constitution? My second-grade son can point out why this is a lie.
The Supremacy Clause says that any law that is unconstitutional is null and void. Here it is: “This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, any thing in the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.”
Later, the editorial says that it is not the sheriffs’ call to “simply refuse to enforce it.” It is not only the sheriffs’ call, it is their legal duty to say they won’t enforce it. The sheriffs across the nation take an oath of office, so what does that mean? It means that they agree to have a working knowledge of the Constitution and to uphold and support it, no matter what asinine law the legislators write. The sheriff has to defend our rights and abide by the limits of the Constitution. Period. The editorial also says “that the courts have the final say” and this is completely false. The Herald’s lack of knowledge of the rule of law is astonishing. Learn more and take a short quiz on this simple concept at www.constitutionfirstcolorado.com.