June 28, 2012
Given the president’s unilateral determination that he may selectively administer the constitutionally crafted laws of the land, please inform me why Congress is not demanding that he adhere to the Constitution, his oath of office, and the letter of the law. In the absence of compliance, Congress should move to impeach.
The issue of selective enforcement of one or more of our laws makes a mockery of all our laws. Why not exempt people between 5 feet, 2 inches and 5 feet, 6 inches from prosecution for failing to stop at stop signs on every other Tuesday? How about exempting individuals weighing between 162 pounds and 184 pounds from prosecution for bank robbery when that robbery was committed on the third Saturday of a month with 31 days? Why not exclude bald female scofflaws from prosecution under the IRS code? This is insane!
When I last checked, our country had a lawful mechanism for changing laws which were determined to be onerous, outdated or overtaken by events. Until such time as that mechanism is constitutionally exercised, does not the executive have the obligation to faithfully administer all laws of the land?
If this is not so, please have the Government Printing Office publish an annotated copy of the U.S. Code with an asterisk to mark those laws which can be ignored.