Let’s all ‘not en­force’

Austin American-Statesman - - OPINION -

In re­spond­ing to crit­i­cism about not pros­e­cut­ing sanc­tu­ary cities while go­ing af­ter Ari­zona, At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Holder’s of­fice ex­plained that sanc­tu­ary cities get a pass be­cause it’s OK if a state or city de­cides “not to use their re­sources to en­force a fed­eral law.”

Ari­zona gets roughed up be­cause its new law “ac­tively in­ter­feres with fed­eral law.” I won­der if the DOJ would be OK if Texas de­cided not to use its re­sources to en­force fed­eral gun laws? Mor­tars for ev­ery­one!

How about if Texas de­cided not to en­force elec­tion laws? Maybe Rick Perry can skip col­lect­ing those fed­eral cig­a­rette, al­co­hol and gaso­line taxes and just keep them for our Leg­is­la­ture to use? Best of all, per­haps Tex­ans can take a pow­der on en­forc­ing col­lec­tion of fed­eral in­come taxes.

But I bet Holder might not be so happy. Liar, hyp­ocrite, ide­alogue or all of the above? You de­cide.

LAnce ren­frew lwr­mail­box@ya­hoo.com

Pflugerville

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