The Dona Ana County Clerk’s actions should offend the senses of everyone.
In a nation of laws governed by a constitution, the legislators are the duly elected lawmakers. But even the legislators must have the consent of the executive. A county clerk simply should not be allowed to create law out of thin air.
There is a way to change the law – little dictators should not be allowed to act as the sole lawgiver in a free society. My opposition to the County Clerk is based on the simple fact that he is not the dictator. He cannot change the law of New Mexico. Read past the first sentence and you will see that the law, as actually written, uses the terms male and female, bride and groom, and husband and wife.
If the law needs to be changed then use the process. Even those that disagree with me on the issue should be in mortal fear of this way of changing laws. Soon we may find a county official who declares the death penalty is legal in New Mexico and begins hanging those he feels are guilty. Be careful of the way we make these decisions.
This is not about marriage – This is about who makes the law.