Saturday, December 08, 2012

Prop 8 and the role of the California Attorney General

Posted By CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – According to the California Attorney General’s website, The Attorney General is supposed to represent all the people of California - not just some, or the ones she empathizes with - in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts and the supreme courts of California and the United States.  The Attorney General also assists district attorneys, local law enforcement, and federal and international criminal justice agencies in the administration of justice.

So, what should the attorney general do when powerful special interest groups such as the California Teacher’s Association and the SEIU, who together spent over $500,000,000 to buy politicians in Sacramento,  help the states Far Left Legislature pass tax increases edging the state even closer to a fiscal cliff and making California the worse-run state in the nation, according to 24/7 Wall Street?

Or for that matter, what should the attorney general do when the people of California pass Proposition 8 affirming that certain rights are God-given and others are merely politician’s contrived?  On the latter,  Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the following statement  on the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement on Proposition 8:

Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider marriage equality takes our nation one step closer to realizing the American ideal of equal protection under the law for all people. For justice to prevail, Proposition 8 must be invalidated so that gay and lesbian families are finally treated with equality and dignity.” – Translation:  politicians’ contrived rights trump God-given right


As to the former, the attorney general has been mum.  Apparently the role of the attorney general in California is to only enforce the laws consistent with her worldview.

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